“We want to influence young people to live a healthy lifestyle and be physically active and eat healthy food,” said Lillie Shockney, director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Centre.
Acknowledging that Dr Benjamin’s weight was not “horrific” or “over the top”, she added: “I want an image of wellness [as surgeon general] because young people will hear her better if she is practising what we expect her to preach.”
Marcia Angell, a lecturer at Harvard University Medical School, told ABC News: “At a time when a lot of public health concern is about the national epidemic of obesity, having a surgeon general who is noticeably overweight raises questions in people’s minds.”
A doctor commenting on a medical blog said Dr Benjamin looked obese, with a body mass index of over 30, if not a morbidly obese rate of over 40.
Seriously? If she confirmed as the new Surgeon General, when she starts implementing and stressing how Americans need to lose weight, can we ask her if she wants to be the Pot-or-the-Kettle today? Good Gaw this crap keeps getting deeper and deeper.
Obama pushes obese issues and then nominates a FAT surgeon general
Obama tells AMerican they need to stop smoking, yet he keeps smoking
Congress is pushing the worse government health care program yet they refuse to place themselves on the health care
And on, and on, and on, and on……………
Look, I am no anorexic chick therefor I am not “dogging” the Maybe Surgeon General for her weight, but good Gawd people can you not see the double standards, the friggin HYPOCRISY???????? You cannot tell people they need to lose weight while you are a HEIFFER yourself!!!!