Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola - The Obama Response...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

President Obama has responded to criticism of his handling of the Ebola crisis by appointing a Ebola Czar. We will now wait and observe public reaction (especially republican politicians and pundits) to the President's decision to create another Czar.

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States.

"It may make sense for us to have one person ... so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we're crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's going forward," Obama said.

The administration has been criticized for its response to the incidents of Ebola in the United States, in terms of how prepared hospitals have been for potential Ebola patients and also how prepared healthcare workers were in terms of their personal protective gear. Some lawmakers have called for a travel ban on individuals coming from West Africa where the outbreak is most serious but the administration has so far not embraced that idea.

Klain is highly regarded at the White House as a good manager with excellent relationships both in the administration and on Capitol Hill. His supervision of the allocation of funds in the stimulus act -- at the time and incredible and complicated government undertaking -- is respected in Washington. He does not have any extensive background in health care but the job is regarded as a managerial challenge.

"He's strong. He's very tough," said CNN Political analyst David Gergen. "It's important in this job to be a coordinator; you have to knock heads together. He's tough enough to do that."

Gergen said that while Klain doesn't have a health care background, he does have both domestic policy and foreign policy assignments on his portfolio and both will come into play as the administration deals with Ebola.


Via: Memeorandum


  1. If people are really afraid of viral diseases, perhaps we should appoint a flu czar instead of an Ebola czar. Orders of magnitude more people have died from the flu in the US than from ebola. Plus the flu is transmitted much easier.

  2. Jerry...Flu Czar....pfffft....23 Americans were killed by lightning in 2013....we need A LIGHTNING Czar......maybe Phil Robertson is Available....he seems brain dead enough to do the job.

  3. okjimm, what we really need is a beer czar to make sure we never run out of REALLY GOOD beer.

  4. golf balls are dangerous, too....

    we need A BAll CZAR....hey I gotz me some balls...and I could really really use a job.....just need to know what the benefits are....

  5. whoa...youse right about the beer kills, not chills......and, youse just don't know what is in it.....

    ....but, seriously....Ebola? Most of those ranting about the very serious disease...have no idea what it is, how it is spread and what America's real risk is.

  6. The hazmat suit Czar could end up very wealthy.

    1. BB: True. The security-industrial complex is laughing all the way to the bank with all this.

      And I went into a big box store last night.... on the opposite side of the country from Dallas, and there was a big sign at the entrance advertising the disinfectant, germ-killers they were selling in connection with the Ebolapocalypse.


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