Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey, John McCain, we don't need an Ebola 'czar' (UPDATE)

Because Obama czars have worked so well so far? I thought the official GOP line, better yet the official John McCain line, was that Obama already had too many czars?!


Yet, McRINO can traverse between that perspective to this one in a matter of mere years...
"From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar."


...with about as much ease as his reelection campaign dichotomy (i.e., Democrat's favorite RINO in D.C. vs. Mr. Conservative back home in Arizona).

But to respond to McLame, no, we don't need an Ebola czar. What we need is leadership in Washington, starting with the President on down, who are interested in honestly protect Americans by correctly addressing the issues and not leaving doors open to disaster and disease (H/t: WZ).

Related link: John McCain, Czar Hater, Calls For Ebola Czar

UPDATE: John McCain asks, and we receive...a political operative, who was former chief-of-staff to Gore & Biden, an environmental activist who signed off on Solyndra, lobbied for Fannie Mae, led the team that won confirmation for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but sat on the Judiciary Committee that tried to railroad Clarence Thomas...oh, and did I mention he has zero medical experience? Why not a doctor? Leave it to John McCain to give Barack Obama ideas for more executive power...
ABCNews: Amid mounting pressure to name someone to spearhead the administration's response to the Ebola crisis, President Obama announced today that he plans to appoint Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden's former chief-of staff, as his Ebola czar, ABC News has confirmed.

Klain, who also served as Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore, now works as general counsel at Revolution LLC.

The White House had previously already assigned Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, a lawyer with a background in federal law enforcement, criminal prosecution and crisis response, to work with the CDC and other government agencies responsible for addressing an outbreak on American soil.

Klain will report directly to Monaco and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, according to a White House official.

But by Thursday evening, Obama signaled his openness to naming a czar.

"The truth is, is that up until this point the individuals here have been running point and doing an outstanding job in dealing with what is a very complicated and fluid situation," Obama said. However, "it may make sense for us to have one person, in part just 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," he added.
Related links: CNN Reporter To WH: What Does Obama’s Ebola Czar Know About Ebola?
White House: We weren’t looking for an Ebola expert to be our new Ebola Czar (OBVIOUSLY!)

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