Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Paging Dr. Badass

Let me be the first on this page to express my approval for the President's outstanding choice for Surgeon General. Dr. Richard Carmona of Arizona is not only a trauma surgeon, but a cop and a member of a SWAT team. He's a high school dropout who went on to be come a physician and a former Green Beret who won a Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Vietnam. He grew up in poverty in Harlem and is now hanging out at the White House - what more could you ask for? The website doesn't have it up, but if you can find a copy of today's USA Today, the picture of Carmona in riot gear aiming his sidearm is perfect. The Post ran a photo of Carmona, Bush, and the new NIH director behind a lectern. Lame.

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