Obama has appointed an Ebola czar – naturally, it’s a Democratic Party hack with no experience in health care, epidemics or disease containment – but the real issue is the president already has a czar. And, for some reason, no one’s heard a peep out of her during this whole crisis.
Meet Dr. Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response within the Department of Health and Human Services. The most interesting thing about her time at HHS seems to be that she may have been involved in a funding scandal that channeled money to a company controlled by a big political donor, and away from a company that was doing research on a drug that, among other things, shows some promise in treating…Ebola.
This is not only the most dangerous and incompetent administration in U.S. history. It also represents a unique blend of tragedy and farce – rather as if P.G. Wodehouse had co-written Julius Caesar with Shakespeare. One keeps waiting for Obama to hit bottom, but we’re apparently peering into a mighty deep hole – so deep, in fact, that we may never even hear the thud (or splash, as the case may be).