Howard Dean For Surgeon General?
by Todd Beeton, Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 04:07:27 PM EST
After Sanjay Gupta dropped out of consideration for Surgeon General, attention quickly turned to the esteemed Dr. Dean (well, after Dr. Spaceman, of course.) I'm glad to see the hope that Howard Dean could still have a spot in the Obama administration may still be alive.
Dean, who recently wrapped up a four-year term as Democratic Party chairman, has been a supporter of health reform, and has privately made clear that he is interested in the job, according to the cable network.
CNN said two White House officials noted that, while it is too early to compile a list of candidates for surgeon general, they did not rule out Dean getting the job.
"I would not dismiss it," one of the White House officials said of the possibility that Dean will be selected.