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The latest idiocy to come out of the media is the accusation that President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General is "too fat". She may be a size 18 or even 20, opines the not so skinny themselves broadcasters and commenters on Fox News.
Hold on a moment, folks! Obama's nominee, Dr. Regina Benjamin, holds a MacArthur Genius Award, is the first African American woman to be elected to the Board of the AMA and the Alabama Medical Association and has served a rural community in Alabama with unselfish dedication. And she might be a little overweight?
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
This is pretty lame. Since they have no idea what genetics are involved in her family history nor what her present medical situation is, it is disingenuous to even mention her size or question her ability to do the job. She seems to be fully qualified from all that has been reported. As long as she doesn't turn out to be another Jocelyn Elders, I can see no reason to show her the disrespect that is quoted in this article! Very low class!
[edit on 7/24/2009 by ZindoDoone]