This seems to set the tone for the weekend quite nicely most times, but I am getting away from the point of this post... The news...
Famous TV Doctor Sanjay Gupta is apparently a REAL Doctor, but that isn't even the big part of this story. Apparently he is good enough of a doctor to warrant a possible pick as Obama's Surgeon General, yet also famous enough to already have congressional enemies?
Wait, Michael Moore has friends in Congress that will freely admit they are friends? Secondly, Sanjay Gupta, as in the nice Doctor on CNN is really the most qualified person for Surgeon General?
In a “Dear Colleague” letter on Wednesday, Conyers — a major proponent of universal healthcare — denounced Gupta and asked members to sign a letter to
Obama urging the president-elect not to nominate the TV personality.
Conyers also cited a Jan. 6 blog item by Paul Krugman in The New York Times. Unlike Conyers, however, Krugman does not have a problem with Gupta’s qualifications.
Krugman pointed out that Gupta engaged in a televised argument with Moore in 2007 over his movie, “SiCKO.”
Conyers is friends with Moore, a Michigan native who is an ardent backer of the legislator’s universal healthcare bill. Moore’s film made the case for the U.S. to adopt a “single-payer” healthcare system like Canada’s.