Thursday, March 5, 2009

CNN's TV Doctor Sanjay Gupta Mysteriously Withdraws For Surgeon General Consideration

Tax issues? Or did someone finally realize President Obama is arrogant, radical, dishonest and dangerous?

Just remember, in 2003, he was named one of PEOPLE magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" and a "pop culture icon" by USA Today. And those might have been his best qualifications!

Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, will not leave his television career to become the U.S. surgeon general, he told network officials, according to sources familiar with his decision.

Gupta, who had been the leading candidate for the post, withdrew his name even as President Obama hosted a health care summit at the White House. Gupta did not attend.

There was not immediate word to explain his decision. Sources had confirmed weeks ago that Obama had offered the job to Gupta and that the neurosurgeon had intended to take it. At the time, sources said Gupta would leave his network job for the government post.

But no further progress was evident, especially after Obama's first choice for secretary of health and human services, former senator Tom Daschle, was derailed by tax problems.

Gupta was never officially named to the post and continued to report on CNN during the last several weeks.

Sources said Gupta told CNN executives that he wanted to devote more time to his medical practice and to his duties at the network.
I wonder if we'll ever know the real reason!

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