I've checked. It really happened. The Washington Post and Guardian are both reporting it. But I liked this guy's take on it.
Call it a case of bite and run, but a 65-year-old man opposed to health care reform struck another man who was trying to reach a MoveOn.org-backed pro-reform rally of 100 participants -- and had half his pinky finger bitten off in return. And, in a dramatic tour de force of socialized medicine, the victim was sent home by doctors after they reattached the digit -- all covered by his Medicare policy.