The debate over the "fitness" of Obama's surgeon general nominee, Dr. Regina Benjamin, for office is raging.
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?
But others say the criticism is hypocritical and sexist.