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Obama Appoints an Ebola Czar, Overlooks More Qualified Candidate

Is Obama seriously going to appoint one of his political cronies as “Ebola Czar” instead of a more qualified candidate?  It sure looks that way.  According to Fox News, President Obama plans to appoint Ron Klain as the new Ebola Czar.  Klain has no apparent medical background or health care background to speak of.  But he did serve as Chief of Staff to Al Gore and Joe Biden.

If these reports are true and Obama names Klain Ebola Czar that means he will be passing up Dr. Nicole Lurie for the position.  She has served as an assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human services for the past five years.