The question is not whether it is “such a good idea” as you said - it is whether it is outrageous.
I say it is a bad idea, but not outrageous. I think those, including MB, who over played it as evil and outrageous have hurt themselves. Not every single issue is apocalyptic or good versus evil - some are just plain bad or just plain lapses in judgement. Why can’t we grow up and just call it what it is. (and that would include Perry, who cannot bring himself to quite the admission he should).
The outrageous parts are the unlicensed practice of medicine by government officials, and the corruption regarding staff relationships to the manufacturer and contributions to campaigns.
I think they did tune in on this grinning politician casting his eyes on the 12 year old girls though.
Now that's the image problem his supporters really ought to deal with ~ it's the sort of thing that can move elections.