Obama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General

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    By Howard Kurtz
    President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

    Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under way. He has asked for a few days to figure out the financial and logistical details of moving his family from Atlanta to Washington but is expected to accept the offer.


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    Way to go obamalama,, piss old Michael Moore off bigtime! :lol:
     
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    smart move. who will be the press secretary. dan rather?
     
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    you are a small thinker,,, The New Yawk Times shall be Press Secretary!
     
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    Actually, as someone who watches CNN, and has actually watched Dr. Gupta, I think he's an outstanding choice.

    Journalistic credentials, practicing brain surgeon, decent man.......he could have picked worse.

    Like.....picking Gates for SECDEF?
     
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    You mean he actually picked someone who is not only qualified, but also not a throwback from the Clinton Adminstration?
     
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    At least he didn't pick Berney Kerick, Brownie, Chertoff or others.

    He could pick Rush Limbaugh and some clowns would say Rush was too much of a leftie.

    Love it how the Obama fans find the littleist things to bitch about.
     
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    Well, he might work as a Journalist, but he's a doctor. Isn't that what the surgeon general's supposed to be? A doctor?

    I've watched him a bunch of times on TV. Kinda like his segments. *Shrugs* How off can you be to pick a surgeon general anyway?
     
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    This is a very good pick. Dr Gupta is a very qualified doctor, he knows what he is talking about.
     
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    I thought Gupta was a respected neurosurgeon, and Professor of medicine at Emory University.

    Was I wrong about that?
     

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