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Obama names lawyer and political consultant Ebola Czar

Today President Obama named Ron Klain, Joe Biden's former chief of staff and well-known DC attorney, Ebola Czar. While having an Ebola Czar really won't do anything to solve the crisis, if we are going to have one, can it at least be someone with a medical background? From NBC News:

Klain is a former chief of staff to both Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore. He left the vice president's office in 2011. He is now the president of Case Holdings and serves as the general counsel for Revolution, an investment organization.

Obama signaled his openness to appointing an Ebola "czar" Thursday night, telling reporters that it "may be appropriate" to elevate an additional person to coordinate the U.S. response.

Klain will report directly to White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice and the president’s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco. He is tasked with protecting Americans from the disease and making sure the response is coordinated with the U.S. effort to stop Ebola in West Africa.

Maybe he can sue Ebola out of existence?


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