Will Howard Dean Take White House Consolation Prize?
Now that teevee actor Sanjay Gupta has officially turned down the unwanted Commerce Department job of "surgeon general," some people at the White House are saying, "Hey, what's that other guy who was a doctor and had something or other to do with the Democrats? Why not him?"
But the guy in question, Doctor Howard Dean, maybe doesn't want it, even though he might have wanted it before -- before getting passed over twice for the Cabinet job he really maybe wanted, which was Health and Human Services, so he could install the socialist medical system he has long dreamed about, in Vermont. And, well, that's your Obama Administration intrigue of the day, sorry it's not better. [Sam Stein]