What else can you call it when he appoints a lawyer as the Czar in charge of responding to a possible outbreak of a deadly disease?
Ron Klain, an attorney who worked for Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, is president of Case Holdings, which handles business interests for former AOL CEO Steve Case, and general counsel at Revolution LLC, a tech-focused venture capital firm in Washington, according to the White House.
A lawyer, in charge of a medical crisis. What could possibly go wrong?
What are his qualifications?
Although Mr. Klain does not come from the public health sector, the White House said he possesses “strong management credentials, extensive federal government experience overseeing complex operations and good working relationships with leading members of Congress, as well as senior Obama administration officials, including the president.”
Okay. No medical or public health experience whatsoever. So what are his qualifications?
Well, according to Wikipedia, he “was involved in both of Bill Clinton‘s campaigns, oversaw Clinton’s judicial nominations, and was General Counsel to Al Gore’s recount committee in the 2000 election aftermath.” He has served as Chief of Staff under former Vice President Al Gore and current Vice President Joe Biden. He was “heavily involved behind the scenes in John Kerry‘s campaign”. He “apparently signed off on President Obama’s support of a $535 million loan guarantee for now-defunct solar-panel company Solyndra.”
In other words, he’s been a loyal Party
hack supporter and lobbyist for a long time, and this position of status and power is his reward.
Never mind the lives at stake, we have to reward Our Glorious Leader’s supporters! SMH.
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[Source: Washington Times article, retrieved 10/16/2014]
[Source: Wikipedia entry for Ron Klain, retrieved 10/16/2014]