Regina Benjamin nominated by President Obama to be our next surgeon general, looks like the real deal.
So what's the big deal about this appointment? It's a contrast appointment. It's a moral appointment. It's a appointment that sends a clear message to the greedy, selfish Corporate Health Care industry.
Regina Benjamin is the antithesis of the Corporate Health Care industry. She's a Dr. that makes house calls and buys medicine for her patients out of her own pocket. Yes Barack Obama sent a clear message to the greedy CEO's and the Republicans when he made this appointment. Barack Obama took the moral high ground away from the Republicans. Now the Republicans and the Blue Dog Democrats have the option of supporting the morally right Regina Benjamin or the immoral, greedy Corporate Health Care industry. Brilliant!