The good news is that the White House has appointed an “Ebola czar” to deal with the health crisis gripping the U.S. (One might have thought he already had two Ebola czars in Thomas Frieden and Anthony Fauci, heads respectively of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but neither has done much to allay the growing fears of the American public.)
Anyhoo, the new guy is Ron Klain, a lawyer and political operative who served as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Al Gore and Joe Biden. His experience in public health or epidemiology? He doesn’t have any. So why did Obama pick him?
Listen to Josh Earnest’s explanation: