Patterico's Pontifications

10/17/2014

Obama Names Political Hack As Ebola “Czar”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:12 pm



Nothing says “trust” like a political hack:

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his “Ebola czar,” knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

“Key player in Solyndra scandal”? Check.

Debate prepper for Obama and Biden? Check.

Knowledge of health care issues? Er . . . uh . . .

But he knows politics and damage control, and that’s what we need in a Damage Control Czar.

Ebola Czar. What? I didn’t say Damage Control Czar. No, I didn’t.

P.S. I’m sick of “czars” of any stripe.

Rand Paul: At Least This Patterico Guy Got the Facts Right

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:27 am



As I told you last night, Senator Rand Paul accurately cited the CDC’s advice on Ebola and got pilloried for it by the Associated Press and other outlets. However, he did find one outlet that he says got it right:

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I was considering changing my slogan to: “Patterico: higher standards than the AP!” . . . but it just doesn’t sound that impressive, does it?

UPDATE:


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