Scott Gottlieb and Tevi Troy offer one explanation for President Obama’s naming of Ron Klain to be his Ebola Czar:
To fix his messaging problem, President Obama has appointed political fixer Ron Klain as its new Ebola response “czar.” Mr. Klain’s most significant contribution to public-health spin control came when he was Vice President Joe Biden ’s chief of staff during one of the worst public-health communications missteps of recent memory. During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, Mr. Biden said on NBC’s “Today” show that “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now.” The White House press office scrambled to walk back Mr. Biden’s words, which threatened to disrupt public transportation and air travel.
This leaves us with the question: why would Obama appoint someone with no relevant experience to a job that is clearly beyond his capacities?
Happily, the question answers itself. It's the story of Obama’s presidency, if not the story of his life?
You would think, by now that Obama would have learned the lesson. Everyone else has.
It looks like he is going to be the last one to know.