Thursday, August 13, 2009

Give That Man a Bearclaw!

A tragic story from Florida of medical zealotry :

Newsom was hired by the state Health Department to direct the county agency. His $140,000-a-year salary is paid jointly by the state and the county. His job primarily involves educating the public about health issues — swine flu, AIDS and the like — but he also decided to address the dangers of glazed, sprinkled and jelly-filled treats.

He angered staff members by barring doughnuts from department meetings and announcing he would throw the fat-laden sweets away if he saw them in the break room. He also banned candy bars in the vending machines, putting in peanuts instead.

[Execupundit note: If you are a doctor and your name is Homer Simpson, your appointment to this job is a lock.]

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