Quotation by Joycelyn Elders

I came there as prime steak and now I feel like low-grade hamburger.
Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933), U.S. pediatrician and medical educator; first woman (and second African American), Surgeon General. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 17 (September 20, 1993).

On what she thought of Washington, DC, where she had come from her native Arkansas to be Surgeon General. She was sharply criticized throughout her tenure and in 1994 was dismissed by President Bill Clinton.
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