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Can We Have An Overweight Surgeon General?

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The debate over the "fitness" of Obama's surgeon general nominee, Dr. Regina Benjamin, for office is raging.

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Can the 52-year-old doctor from Alabama, easily forty pounds overweight, advance a cogent policy for our national obesity without controlling her own fork, many are asking?

Should we put a convicted drunk driver in charge of highway safety while we're at it? Michael Jackson's doctor in charge of drug enforcement?

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But others say the criticism is hypocritical and sexist.

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 

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