This is not happening:

President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under way.

Dr. Phil, according to sources, turned him down, and expressed a desire to spend more time oversimplifying things with his family.

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Oh, man, that’s a great late-afternoon prank to post…

Wait, what?

It might be okay as long as they keep him out of working on policy (and math/accounting) and more the (non big Pharma) PR aspects of the job.

I have written about how much Gupta annoys me. He’s not Ali Velshi annoying, but he’s up there. And I can’t figure out why – he’s just … annoying.

Wait, is this the macaca guy? Or no, he’s the one who couldn’t sing but everyone loved him on American Idol, right?

@blogenfreude:
I’m ashamed to admit this, but I went to skule with Ali Velshi. He was as big an annoying asshole then as he is today. He was loud, pushy and full of himself. I’ve talked to him once or twice but his self righteous ‘tude of “I’m the only one that’s right and the rest of you are wrong” made him extremely hard to like.

He showed up for homecoming the same year I showed up and we spotted him and yelled “Faux Rulz! CNN Droolz!” It hurt to say it, but it was fun sticking it to the pompous ass especially when he disgustedly walked away from us.

It’s about time the incoming administration picked up some more eye candy. One cannot live on Jon Favreau alone (who’s kind of too butch for my taste anyway).

Susan Rice better watch her back — Oprah’s on deck for UN Ambassador.

I’ve always loved his name…say it three times fast, then reeeeallll slow.

Euphony!

I’m trying to think where they could place Rick Sanchez….Presidential food taster? Shark bait for the Western White House on Oahu?

Did he play the doctor on Deep Space Nine?

@mellbell: Too butch? I am confused by the statement.

Can he hunt down Jon while I am in DC? I want to get a picture with him.

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