He served us, but I might have that backwards

Nothing like ambitious standards:

U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona let it be known yesterday that he is stepping down, saying in a letter that he would judge himself successful if he had persuaded one student to make good health choices or one mother to stop smoking.

I suspect he was working more to persuade politicians to force all students to make “good” health choices and all mothers to stop smoking.