I will now only very rarely return to the original animating motivation for this blog -- but today is an exception. Feel free to read no further, if you are not a fan of snark.
From time to time, ex-Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan drops smallish "twitter-turds" into what he calls a micro-blog -- and those are carried via the WSJ media empire [my condolences to Ed]. Most are just. . . inane. But this one is so flooded with irony. . . I just must reprint it, in full:
. . . .FRED HASSAN: Doctors advocate diet and exercise, yet many are poor role models themselves. Many rush to work without their daily exercise. Others do not watch what they eat. During a field trip, I saw a cardiologist wolf down a greasy lunch even as he dashed off to a catch lab procedure.
Being rushed and overworked is no defense. Patients look to doctors for role modeling. Self-awareness and self-discipline in their personal lifestyle will greatly help these doctors in their personal and professional lives. . . .
N-i-i-i-i-ce. Fast Fred talking what role models ought to look like. Hilarious. Nothing more need be said. And nothing would suffice. So I'll hush.