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Obama Picks Black Alabama Doctor To Be Surgeon General

There are 43 comments on the voices.washingtonpost.com story from Jul 14, 2009, titled Obama Picks Black Alabama Doctor To Be Surgeon General. In it, voices.washingtonpost.com reports that:

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama has chosen Regina Benjamin, a family physician from Alabama, to be the next Surgeon General, filling a key public health post ahead of an expected surge in the H1N1 flu next fall.

Benjamin gained fame through her public efforts to rebuild her rural health clinic after Hurricane Katrina devastated it. She founded the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in 1990 and rebuilt it after the hurricane.

Benjamin has also served as the first black woman to head the State of Alabama Medical Association and was associate dean for rural health at the University of South Alabama's College of Medicine.

Obama announced her his intent to nominate her at a Rose Garden event this morning in which he also spoke of the challenges and need for health care reform.

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the_truth_be_tol d2006

Murfreesboro, TN

#43 Jul 17, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
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lol "hispanics" and blacks don't holler SECURITY all over the world..you better watch it on t.v. cause the minute you go outside your white skin will truly be dead skin.. that day is coming and you know it..
then all that shyt you are talkin won't mean a damn thing will it? ;)
You'd be amazed, and terrified, if you realized how many Whites look forward to the day.
The Hispanics know what's coming. The Asians know what's coming. Whites know what's coming. The government knows what's coming, you should probably google HR 645, very enlightening).
There's only one group that can't seem to figure it....even though you tell them what coming.
Should they be saved? No, they will not be saved.
My bet is they go the way of the Vietnamese Boat People.
Blackinjun

Birdsnest, VA

#44 Jul 18, 2009
the_truth_be_told2006 wrote:
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You'd be amazed, and terrified, if you realized how many Whites look forward to the day.
The Hispanics know what's coming. The Asians know what's coming. Whites know what's coming. The government knows what's coming, you should probably google HR 645, very enlightening).
There's only one group that can't seem to figure it....even though you tell them what coming.
Should they be saved? No, they will not be saved.
My bet is they go the way of the Vietnamese Boat People.
lol it appears you DON'T KNOW what's coming...

Inshallah mofuker...:)

“Il n'est rien de reel...”

Since: May 09

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#45 Jul 20, 2009
This is not the first black female surgeon general we've had. I just hope she's a far better choice than Joycelyn Elders or the comics will have a field day.

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