Paging Dr. Gupta–Showbiz is Calling

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta has declined Obama’s offer to be Surgeon General of the United States. Wolf Blizter announced on behalf of his colleague:

We can now confirm here at CNN that our chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has now decided to withdraw his name for consideration as the next Surgeon General of the United States. 

We’re told that Sanjay has decided that he does want to continue to pursue his medical career, he’s a practicing neurosurgeon. He also wants to spend more time with his family; his wife is expecting another child right now. And of course, he wants to continue to be our chief medical correspondent at CNN.

And reading between the lines: Being the Surgeon General doesnt pay as well as being a shill for Liptor  a teevee medical expert, and besides, there’s like way less time on camera.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.