I ignore the disturbing fact that the President chose a political operative, Ron Klain, to spearhead our ebola response, rather than a medical professional. The President’s stated purpose was to put someone in charge who knows his way around the bureaucracies. Even assuming that’s a valid criterion, how does being a chief of staff to two Vice Presidents equip one to navigate the federal government?
Far more disturbing to me is that Mr. Klain, yet another lawyer, was in charge of the infamous Florida recount debacle in 2000 on behalf of his man, Al Gore. It is disturbing enough that Klain was portrayed by Kevin Spacey, a fine actor most skilled at playing sleazy characters to perfection, in the film on the subject, “Recount.” What really clinches it for me is that Mr. Klain made the WORST CALL in the history of politics by asking for only a limited recount in Florida, in three Democratic counties where Mr. Gore was likely to do well. Forget hanging and dimpled chads, although you can’t make this stuff up. The fact is that, by not asking for a statewide recount, Mr. Klain colored the thinking of the Supreme Court of the United States, which likely stripped the presidency from Mr. Gore by a 5-4 vote.
So now we have a political operative in charge of a health scare, who is on record making the worst decision in the history of American politics. A fine choice indeed. Let’s see what monumental blunders he can come up with to undermine our battle against the scourge of ebola. All he cost Al Gore was the presidency. Now he’s got a chance to cost us all our lives.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
National Debt: $17.884 Trillion
2014 Interest on Debt: $269.556 Billion
2014 Budget Deficit: $481.989 Billion
Entitlements (SS/MC/MC) Shortfall: $115.265 Trillion
THE UNITED STATES IS BANKRUPT AND, BUT FOR OUR PRINTING PRESSES, INSOLVENT.