Dr Sanjay Gupta will not be Surgeon General


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March 5, 2009

His decision doesn’t seem to have anything to do with taxes (Geithner, Daschle, Killefer, Kirk) or pay to play (Richardson) or illegal aliens (Geithner) or other barry personnel problems.

Dr Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, as well as CNN personality, said it came down to his family – his wife is about to give birth to their third daughter – and his practice. He said it had nothing to do with money. If he took the job, his surgical career would essentially be over. He also works at a county hospital.

GUPTA: This is more about my family and my surgical career.

I think, for me, it really came down to a sense of timing more than anything else. I just didn’t feel I should do that now.

gupta & olson

(Liz Banfield)

Dr Sanjay Gupta and wife Rebecca Olson Gupta, family law attorney

Dr Gupta discussing his decision with Larry King.


barry’s judgment on display

Smoothest transition ever?
Geithner: TurboTax made me do it
barry on tax cheat Tim Geithner
Daschle apology letter
Daschle withdrawal letter
barry re: Daschle’s withdrawal
Nancy Killefer withdraws
barry’s tax cheats go free – Phelps’ friends go to jail
Another cabinet defector: Sen Judd Gregg
barry tax cheat #4: Ron Kirk
Dr Sanjay Gupta won’t be Surgeon General
barry appointee Charles Freeman withdraws

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