Frank Lockwood at the Bible Belt Blogger seems to think Surgeon General appointee Dr. James Holsinger is preparing for a recess appointment. Lockwood reports that Holsinger has just resigned from the board of trustees of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Ky, and has mentioned the recess appointment plans to others.
Holsinger’s nomination, opposed by several leading Democrats, has stalled in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. But Holsinger is telling people the president plans to appoint him to the post anyway once the Congress goes into its holiday recess, a well-connected Wilmore source says.
Jim Burroway at the Box Turtle Bulletin has more.