SANJAY GUPTA FOR SURGEON GENERAL? I guess those Iraq War ethics questions have blown over. That’s good, since they were stupid questions (even Arthur Caplan thought so!). And since the Surgeon General’s job is more to be a TV talking-head than an actual physician, I don’t see why Gupta’s TV experience should disqualify him; it’s not as if he isn’t a serious physician, too. Gupta also has an interest in life-extension, which I like.

UPDATE: What do you think? A poll.

MORE: Reader Lane Core emails: “From CNN to the Obama White House? It could hardly even be considered a transfer.”