The first crisis since Ron Klain has been named ebola czar and he is MIA. This is a doozy, too. Our nation’s largest city reports an ebola patient and Klain doesn’t even show up at the news conference called last night.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was there as was New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. You can imagine these guys were eager to get before a camera for some free face time. What politician doesn’t relish the role of brave hero calming the public’s fears and acting authoritatively?
Ron Klane, I guess. He should have been there with them. He should have even though it’s his second day on the job. He wouldn’t have had to say much. When these things happen, the newbie always pleads that he wants to get up on the facts, not jump to conclusions and catch up, blah, blah, blah. The media would cut him some slack.
But no, the first time he’s needed he’s not available. He already skipped a meeting with Congress and, I believe, two other meetings in the short week he’s been named ebola czar. Is this what Obamacare is all about? How much are we paying him?
You’d think the media would ask where he was. Since the outbreak is in their backyard, you’d think they’d be particularly alarmed. Megyn Kelly was upset on Fox last night. She called the doctor irresponsible and bemoaned the self quarantine advice the government has given us.
Maybe it’s because there is an election coming up and this is one more mark against Obama and by default, the Democrats that the media has ignored his absence.
Maybe Klain was too busy working on the overpopulation problem. He said, “I think the top leadership issue in the world today is how to deal with the continuing growing population in the world and all the resources demand it places on in the world and burgeoning populations in Asia and Africa that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain replied. “And I think we’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone.”
Or maybe he feels, like Obama, that climate change also eclipses ebola.
Meanwhile an ebola patient has been wandering around New York in its subways, cabs and restaurants, exposing hundreds to his virus.
But, I forget. It isn’t easy to get ebola, the government says. The more they say that – and that protocol has been followed – the more Americans come down with it.
Our fates are in a czar who doesn’t seem to get it. It’s a bad prognosis.