Richard A. McCullough: Young doctor not fit for top job

March 29, 2014 

Regarding “ Don’t let gun issue block new surgeon general” (Opinions, March 20): The article focused on what’s the harm if he talks about guns? I’m not a member of the NRA, never have been. But I am a student of the U.S. Constitution. Dr. Vivek Murthy has been a licensed physician for only eight years. I believe he is being brought up for this position as a political payoff for founding and running Doctors for Obama during the election of 2008 and beyond. I believe he is nothing more than a political hack. I believe this position deserves a person with years of experience in the medical field and also many achievements. We have enough political hacks that no one respects or listens to. I also look at this position as a non-political position to help all of us in the area of medical science.

RICHARD A. McCULLOUGH

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