WaPo Reports that CNN Medical Correspondant Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been offered Surgeon General.

While Dr. Gupta is actually a real doctor, and a neurosurgeon at that, I think this marks a new point of the Obama administration edging closer to pop culture. Making the face of medicine on CNN the new face of medicine for the US government is one hell of a good PR move. I also wonder in the back of my mind whether this is a reward or a punishment for CNN.