Both Neil Cavuto & CBS News is reporting that Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN has been tapped by Obama to be his Surgeon General! I love this guy so I hope that it’s true. He is so handsome & congenial. Sanjay Gupta seems like the perfect doctor & family man! There is even an unofficial fan page for Dr. Sanjay Gupta: (http://sanjayguptacnn.worldbreak.com/
But, not everyone has sung his praises in the past. I wonder if Michael Moore is still smarting over Dr. Gupta’s findings regarding the accuracy of Moore’s movie “Sicko“! Although Gupta agreed with Moore’s assessment of our health system, he questioned some of the statistics & data in the movie.In this video, Larry King hosts a debate between Michael Moore & Dr. Sanjay Gupta where they try to point out each other’s inaccuracies. Here’s more on the Surgeon General pick from CBS News:
“The transition team has announced that Barack Obama will make an announcement tomorrow morning at a 10:15 ET press conference. Could it be that he is tapping CBS News contributor and CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, to be surgeon general?
The Washington Post, citing two sources, first reported that Obama had offered Gupta the job.
“Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under way,” reported the Post. “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.”
CBS News has learned from a source close to Dr. Gupta that he was approached weeks ago about the position and that he had sought advice about whether or not he should take the job shortly after he was approached about it.
Another source close to Dr. Gupta (who was asked for advice from Gupta) tells CBS News that Gupta feels drawn to public service and confirms the approach was made a while back.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here: (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/01/06/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry4702699.shtml