By now all of you have probably heard the news that President-Elect Barack Obama has tapped one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," CNN and CBS correspondent, former White House Fellow, and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be the next Surgeon General of the United States.
While I have no doubt that Dr. Gupta is qualified for the role, which is more of a communications post than a maker of public/health policy, I fear, should Dr. Gupta accept and be confirmed, that it would set a potentially dangerous precedent.
What's next, Judge Judy for Supreme Court Justice? (Though hey, Obama could do a whole lot worse. And she is a judge.) Lou Dobbs for the Department of Homeland Security or Immigration Czar? Fred Thompson for President? Oh wait...
On the plus side, should Dr. Gupta accept and be confirmed, this could mean more air time for Anderson Cooper on CNN, which, I think many of you would agree, would be a good thing.
UPDATED 12:05 P.M.: Some people (whom I will not name here but who have emailed me comments) forget that this blog is satirical/humorous in nature. For the record, I think Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an excellent -- possibly an inspired -- choice for Surgeon General. But Judge Judy is responsible for one of my all-time favorite sayings: "Beauty fades. Dumb lasts forever."
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