Gone to the Celebrities' Ball
Media reports claim that Obama wants CNN's very own medical reporter Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General. We have gone from desiring competence in our public servants past desiring loyalty directly to desiring telegenic presence and celebrity. And, by pulling an mainstream media personality in-house, the President-elect strengthens the new administration's ties to the media.
It is like watching a medieval ruler seek a rival's daughter's hand in marriage.
Alea iacta est.