Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sanjay Gupta? Seriously?

Ok, so the first time I heard about this I thought for sure it had to be a joke. Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General? WTF? Isn't that the guy from CNN? Didn't he get into a huge fight with Michael Moore about Sicko, saying that Moore "fudged the facts" when in fact Moore was completely right?

I mean I get it, he is high profile, he is a Doctor, and he worked with Hillary when she was first lady. Good for him! But come on now, do we really just need a talking head to be Surgeon General? Can't we find someone who is less about making himself popular and more into actually taking the bully pulpit for some public health good???

NYT Article

Huffington Post Article

Time Article


howdoyoustopthiscrazything said...

Yeah, this is pretty serious fail. I say bring back Joycelyn Elders! For that matter, even though I am not a religious person, I would be okay with her being canonized as well.

ThePeat said...

This is pretty embarrassing.

Final Answer said...

So, I was all, "Sanjay Gupta WTF?!" too, but then I realized that I have no freakin' clue who the current Surgeon General is. Is there one, or did Bush forget? People buy everything that Oprah recommends, so maybe people will drink less Coke if Sanjay tells them to? On second though, maybe Oprah should be surgeon general.

Notorious said...

I think clearly Final Answer has it right, Oprah for Surgeon General!

ThePeat said...

Oprah for General.