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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Arkansas angle

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:34 PM

The website of Essence magazine has a couple of articles of interest in Arkansas today.

One has details on the death of author E. Lynn Harris on a trip to Beverly Hills last week. The coroner has ruled he died of heart disease. The article says Harris was with a student from UA, watching TV and preparing to order dinner, when he collapsed.

The other is an interview with Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Bill Clinton's controversial and short-lived surgeon general, about advice for Barack Obama's nominee to the post, also a black female doctor with a sterling record in public health, Dr. Regina Benjamin. She has no regrets about her own controversial remarks about masturbation, but Elders says, by way of advice, that it is possible to have others speak for the surgeon general on controvdersial topics. There's this on a current topic, the president's push for health care legislation.

This is probably something I shouldn't say, but I'm always saying that anyway, so one more time won't hurt. The President is really out there knocking his brains out trying to get this through, but I feel he is taking too much of the lead. He should allow other people in his administration to be out here running from place to place, doing town hall meetings and all of this other stuff. When it gets down to the final bill and shaping it into what you want it to be, then let the President come in to do the heavy lifting. We've got the President out there doing heavy lifting before anyone else.

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