Friday, April 18, 2008
I am not a big reader of people's body language but I could not help but notice that during the last Democratic debate, that Hillary Clinton had a little Cardarelli's sign whenever she talked about the "sniper incident". I got to watch most of the debate while waiting for the OR. We were an urgent case but had been bumped by an emergency. While we waited we decided to medically examine the people on TV. John McCain has had what looks like a wide excision of a melanoma with parotidectomy and cervical rotation flap. (I wonder what depth his lesion was?) Anyway, one of the anesthesia docs had the best question? Why don't the presidential candidates have to have a physical and psychiatiric evaluation before running? The results could greatly affect the election or at least the choice of vice president. Can you imagine if the psycological evaluation of Hillary came back borderline personality trait with manic tendancies and that Obama was bipolar! What if McCain had a melanoma of 3mm depth and 85% occlusion of his LAD? If we could get a medical and psycological evaluation, could we also get an IQ test and the results of a personality inventory? Heck, lets test them like astronauts to find out who is the best, put them in high pressure situations to see if they crack, whine or fail! Make them do Marine boot camp to see who is the best military leader, put them on "The Apprentice" to see their economic skills. Only after they make it through these prereqs could they then run!