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Letter: Appointing Ebola czar is purely political move

Appointing Ebola czar is purely political move

I am finally convinced that the Obama administration really does consider the average citizens to be too dumb to understand what’s going on in Washington, D.C. The appointment of Ron Klain as Ebola czar, and the idea that we actually need one, is the last straw for me.

Klain is a Democratic operative with no medical background, whose claim to fame includes being chief of staff for two Democratic vice presidents, and acting as general counsel for Al Gore’s recount committee. Seems like a purely political appointment to me.

The government already spends tens of billions of dollars each year for the CDC and NIH; I wonder how much more it will want to spend for the Ebola czar. I mean, he’s going to need a staff, office space, etc., right? And when the Ebola crisis is over, does anyone believe that these positions and the bureaucracy that’s created will go away? Do they ever?

Isn’t the surgeon general supposed to be the point person for these types of issues? Oh, I forgot, Obama hasn’t nominated anyone that the Congress can agree on to approve.

Philip Kaczmarek