Looks like another Obama administration post that former Vt. Gov. Howard Dean might have been a candidate for is going to someone else.
The Washington Post is reporting that Obama is going to name Sanjay Gupta, the CBS and CNN doctor/journalist to be his Surgeon General, a largely ceremonial post used to promote healthy life choices and advance an administration's health policies. To read the WaPo piece, click HERE.
Dean, a doctor who has chaired the Democratic National Committee the last four years and supposedly is on good terms with Obama, had recently made a big health care speech amid speculation he might get the nod. No dice, apparently.
Dean steps down from the DNC in exactly two weeks, and is said to be lined up to make some speeches overseas about the Obama campaign, its use of the Internet and the power of grassroots politics.
Hard to believe Obama isn't going to find a spot for him somewhere, but time is starting to run short for any kind of plum assignment.
-- Sam Hemingway