Bush Nominates New Surgeon General

President Bush has nominated Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr. to be U.S. Surgeon General. Here’s the short item from the Associated Press:

President Bush has nominated a Kentucky cardiologist who is interested in fighting childhood obesity to be the next surgeon general, the White House announced. The nominee, Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr., a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Kentucky, has led Kentucky’s health care system, taught at several medical schools and served more than three decades in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1993 as a major general.

Head over to Effect Measure for more details about Holsigner, such as his anti-gay religious views and the incompetence and negligence at the Department of Veterans Affairs when Holsinger was its Chief Medical Officer.