Surgeon General vs. North Pole

What is up with all the attacks on Santa this year? Doesn’t anyone realize he is a fictional character? Just because he’s loved the world over by children and adults alike, is no reason to attack the man.

Last month I posted two entries about Santa. One was out of Australia, and Santas being told not to say “Ho, Ho, Ho” anymore. Then there was one out of Scotland, talking about Santa’s weight.

Courtesy of the Center for Consumer Freedom, out Boston, Massachusetts in the land of the good old U.S.A. (which used to be lovingly and sincerely referred to as the “land of the free”), we have the country’s top doctor attacking Santa.

America’s top doc told the Herald yesterday that Santa Claus should slim down, in the latest blow struck in a global politically correct crusade against the jolly fat man.“It is really important that the people who kids look up to as role models are in good shape, eating well and getting exercise. It is absolutely critical,” acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson said in an interview after a presentation on obesity at the Boston Children’s Museum.

Touting NFL players who work with kids to promote healthy lifestyles, Galson added: “Santa is no different.”

Aren’t there more pressing things for the Surgeon General of the United States to be concerned about? Like….I don’t know….maybe MRSA? Or maybe even proper and timely medical care for our soldiers coming home from Irag and Afghanistan maimed and injured both physically and mentally?

I don’t know about you, but I never once heard of any child aspiring to be Santa. I guess I just fail to see why this is a problem. Don’t parents talk to their kids anymore? Don’t parents teach their kids anymore? Aren’t parents still the ones raising their own children anymore?


~ by swfreedomlover on December 3, 2007.

One Response to “Surgeon General vs. North Pole”

  1. I LOVED this one! LOL And no, I don’t believe parents raise their own kids anymore. They let TV and video games do it for them.

    Anyway, as for the Surgeon General, I have NO FAITH in that office or the morons they put in there. Seems to me that they spend more time on DIS-information than anything else. Good luck trying to get them to do their job and actually tackle something important like MRSA!

    Thanks for the wonderful post.

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