Skip to comments.Surgeon general post is a big job for a big lady
Posted on 07/16/2009 12:57:04 PM PDT by traumer
Do you have to be thin to be fit for the role of nation's Top Doc? ================== Since President Obama announced his pick for the nations Top Doc, Internet message boards have been atwitter with the observation that Dr. Regina Benjamin is fat.
Critics seem to believe its ironic that the nations top doctor would be overweight, and its led the most nattering of nags to conclude that she should not be picked for prom queen, er, I mean, surgeon general.
You would think the entire population of the blogosphere had suddenly reverted to the seventh grade.
I refuse to let fat be socially acceptable The President should have known better and picked a doctor who could kick start the debate on fat not perpetuate it, commented one reader on a national news site.
Another has some mighty specific requirements for the post: Rather than select a fat Black woman Obama should have chose a Black woman with a body mass index of 25 or less.
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The Nanny State biting the Nanny State in the (big fat) butt.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of fascists.
She’s just “big-boned!”
Surgeon General is probably the most worthless position in the government, which is hard to acheive.
The Media’s lovefest with Obama has turned sour.
No worries, she's a liberal, therefore a hypocrite, and will have no problem with the old "Do as I say, not as I do" mantra.
Hey I know, she could be the next Jenny Craig spokeswoman and we can watch her over the next year losing the weight, culminating in TV commercials of her coyly posing in a bikini.
But she’s got a pretty face.
Obama should have named her “Lasagna Czar.”
Apparently she also wants all medical students forced to learn abortions
Seriously, she not that fat. I'd do her after eleven beers and a shot.
She's a baby killer.
That's the main qualification.
Uh, you're not reading between the lines Jenny. Only hate-filled Repubs/conservatives probably said all those mean things. Kind of like when Joey Biden said it was great the Dem party FINALLY had a "clean, articulate black man" they could rally behind.
It would be ironic is a chubby Surgeon General would start a ban on transfats.
Some sort of weird voodoo magic the author subscribes to. If she cuts off a finger, will millions also lose one by this magic?
Norbit II, the sequel...
Starring Mubarak Hussein Obama...
I’m guessing obesity will not be a topic to be discussed under her reign.
She is not overweight, she is just under tall.
Best line of the day!
I wonder if the Macarthur Foundation knew that before they gave her the genius grant
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