Friday, January 9, 2009

An Obama cabinet of TV experts?

Some folks have a problem with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN and CBS News being a candidate for U.S. Surgeon General. Mark Leibovich of the New York Times said in a blog that some "media types" are having a bit of fun with the prospect and are offering up their own choices for an Obama administration assembled "entirely from TV experts".

Included in their list? Martha Stewart as interior secretary, Tony Soprano (of HBO's mob show, "The Sopranos") as Labor secretary, Nancy Grace for Attorney General, National Public Radio mechanics "Click and Click"Martha Stewart as Transportation heads, Howie Mandel of "Deal or No Deal" TV show for Trade Representative. And how about "Cheech and Chong" for Drug Czars. Hehehe. Who would be on your list?

For the complete Times list, go to