Obama wins

…in the race between Democratic presidential candidates to be first to criticize the Bush administration's appointment of Dr. Jim Holsinger to be surgeon general…

“America’s top doctor should be a doctor for all Americans, and so I have serious reservations about nominating someone who would inject his own anti-gay ideology into critical decisions about the health and well-being of our nation," Obama said this morning. "As with other nominees, I will listen to the testimony of Dr. James Holsinger, but this Administration must know that the United States Surgeon General’s office is no place for bigotry or ideology that would trump sound science and good judgment.”

You may recall both Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton took some heat from the gay community when neither would state whether they thought homosexulity was "immoral" or not. (Remember? LINK)…

Gay and lesbian Democrats being a key constituency in the Democratic primaries, I wondered who would be first out of the box on this…- jpt

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