White Coats for Obama
The President keeps slugging away, just as if the loss of his old hometown to the Olympics isn’t news any more.
Here’s a photo of a Rose Garden speech:
It’s from a Reuters news article
Let’s think back a bit. How many doctors wear white doctor-coats any more? A few, yes, but not many.
And how many that still do, wear them out in public?
This is just another example of childish showmanship that seems to be a hallmark of the Obama administration.
Two of the doctors identified in the Photo are Dr Monma Mangat (Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, practicing in Florida), and Dr Hershey Garner (oncologist, Arkansas).
Dr Garner donated $2684 to Obama’s camagn in 2008, $2000 to John Kerry in 2004, and $1000 to the DNC in 2004.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with putting your money where your scalpel is, but now that we know that Dr Garner is a strong supporter of Democrats, his presence at the speech is understandable.
There’s no information on Dr Mangat’s contributions.
Update: The New York Post has a photo of the preparations:
Staffers handed out white doctor-coats to those who forget to bring theirs. If they weren’t wearing white coats, we simpletons out beyond the Beltway might think they’re physicists, or accountants, or insurance salesmen, or plumbers (no, wait – everybody knows plumbers don’t wear suits).
I’m almost surprised the White House didn’t make them wear stethoscopes, but somebody probably told them that would be a little over-the-top.
But the real question to these doctors is, why do they support this plan? What do they expect to get out of it? As nearly as we can see (since the bill itself is still in a a state of flux), they’ll get more rules, more red tape, more patients, longer hours, …