Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a medical journalist for CNN and CBS News, has been offered the job of surgeon general, according to The Post’s Howard Kurtz. The Atlanta-based neurosurgeon, who has inspired a fan blog and has been known to eat fire, will trade air time with Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric for the job as the nation’s top doctor.
This got The Eye wondering what other television stars Obama has passed over for cabinet positions? Perhaps Alex Trebeck for Education secretary? Major Dad for secretary of Defense? Alan Alda of M*A*S*H fame for Veterans Affairs?