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  •  From surgeongeneral.gov: (1+ / 0-)
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    The Surgeon General serves as America's chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Surgeon General is appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate for a 4-year term of office. In carrying out all responsibilities, the Surgeon General reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who is the principal advisor to the Secretary on public health and scientific issues.

    The surgeon general IS a spokesperson job, is it not? Why not put America's best known spokes-doctor in the job?

    I have to think that there are many other jobs at HHS with real policy responsibilities that Dr. Carney would be better suited for.

    Call WOW! Cable at 866-496-9669 and demand that the Fox Soccer Channel return! Please?

    by the ghost of bad dad on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 07:12:04 AM PST

    •  This is why (0+ / 0-)

      chief health educator

      Hard to be chief educator when you're just spouting the company line (vioxx) or just flat out wrong on the science (mad cow disease).

      I demand prosecutions for torture.

      by heart of a quince on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 08:35:35 AM PST

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      •  I agree that the corporate ties are a concern... (0+ / 0-)

        but if he's being fed information by HHS Team Obama/Daschle as opposed to his corporate overlords, I would think it would work.

        Call WOW! Cable at 866-496-9669 and demand that the Fox Soccer Channel return! Please?

        by the ghost of bad dad on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 08:42:48 AM PST

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