New Health Commissioner Thomas Farley to Put Us All on Diet of Quorn

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Last week Obama plucked salt-and-fat-hating New York health commissioner Thomas Freiden out of city government and made him the director of the CDC. Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced he'd be replaced by Dr. Thomas Farley, an infectious-diseases specialist and marathon runner who already told the AP that he plans to "focus on dietary issues probably beyond calorie labeling." We're calling it now: The White Rhino will not stand for this. [Newsday]