January 6, 2009
WAIT! WUT!?!?!?!?!? Sanjay Motherfucking Gupta for surgeon general!?!?!?!? Isn’t he just a handsome talking head teevee asshole with an MD??????? Doesn’t the surgeon general have to, like, be in charge of some shit???????? Collins may be a wackaloon sky-fairy aficionado, but at least he’s proven he knows how to be in charge of shit.
UPDATE: I have been informed that the surgeon general is not in charge of any shit, and is just supposed to encourage everyone to really behave healthily. So I guess Gupta will make a great surgeon general. SORRY SANJAY! w00t!!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!11!!
UPDATE II: Turns out I was fucking correct in the first place, after having been re-corrected by an actual motherfucking SURGEON,Orac of Respecful Insolence:
In brief, the Surgeon General is the chief medical officer for the 6,000 strong Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. It is also an advisory position, being the primary medical science advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who in turn is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on public health and scientific issues.
And Orac agrees with my take on Gupta:
He’s too young and has no experience as the administrator of a large organization, with his academic rank being only Assistant Professor of Surgery. Being Associate Chief of the Neurosurgery Service at Grady Memorial Hospital isn’t the same thing.
Sanjay is teh SUXX00RS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!11!