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Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General?

Really? 

 

Considering the job description of the Surgeon General is to “oversee the operations of the 6,000-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service”, I just don’t see how a neurosurgeon-turned-TV doctor is the best person to have that job.  How about someone with actual experience in the field of public health?

 

This is not anything against Sanjay Gupta.  I’m sure he’s a good guy and a good doctor.  This is just yet another case of Obama going with a high-profile person rather than selecting the most qualified people for these jobs.  As long as it gets him positive press, why does he care if they aren’t the best candidate?

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