Why do we even use the term “czar” anymore? It means having great power or authority and it gets thrown politically around all the time. By the way, I can’t remember any “czar”‘ figure appointed by the government that ever did anything or was successful. Drug czar? Oil czar? Housing czar? Now President Obama has appointed a professional politician as the Ebola Czar. Here from the NY Times:
Mr. (Ron) Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joseph R. Biden Jr., is known for his ability to handle high-stakes and fast-moving political challenges.
Mr. Klain is uniquely positioned to help Mr. Obama counter such questions and rein in a story that has sometimes seemed to spiral out of the White House’s control, said one Democratic operative.
“He’ll control the message better than most people would, which is really important from an economic standpoint, from a health standpoint, but it’s also important from a political perspective,” the operative said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Political perspective? Is this about votes or lives? I am disgusted. Let’s not forget that Mr. Klain has NO MEDICAL BACKGROUND. Am I missing something here?