Now, It's C. Everett Koop Inc.

Standing on the south lawn of the White House, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop was in fine and familiar form. He thundered into the TV cameras on the dangers of obesity, the harm television has done to the national waistline, and the need to "Shape Up America!"--his new campaign to promote weight loss and exercise. As Koop finished, Hillary Rodham Clinton bounded to the microphones and pledged to follow the admonitions of her old ally in the battle for health-care reform. "I always do everything Dr. Koop tells me," Clinton declared.

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