Committee Considers Surgeon General Candidate

Senator Edward Kennedy is raising new questions about whether the post of surgeon general is too political and if Dr. James Holsinger of Kentucky is the right candidate.

A Senate committee is preparing to consider whether the 68-year-old Lexington cardiologist should be the next surgeon general. Kennedy said in a statement that he's disappointed the administration looked past many talented physicians who have a record of bringing people together. Holsinger has drawn fire from some critics about his stance against homosexuality. He has declined to comment while his nomination is pending.