There’s a reason the CDC looks like the Centers for Disease Confusion. It’s because its political masters long ago shifted it away from its primary duty of controlling contagious diseases to things like worrying about how many cigarettes Americans smoke or why lesbians get fat. Similarly the World Health Organization at the Dictator’s Club:
“The United Nations-run WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in [Ebola ground-zero] Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the rest of the American public health establishment, which is supposed to be run by the government’s finest.”
“The government’s finest” has always been an oxymoron that only works in the Democrat media. Every time there’s a crisis (think Katrina or any hurricane), the federal government screws up the recovery. Then the pols promise how they’ll all do better next time and give the perpetrators more money and hire more bureaucrats to make more complexity to insure things will be screwed up next time.
Failure only succeeds when you’re using other people’s money.
Via WSJ and Instapundit.
UPDATE: “The reality is that we have a nation[al government] of unscrupulous lawyers, amoral apparatchiks and political hacks whose only area of expertise is manipulating the electoral and governmental systems and getting rich by doing so…the government’s adamant refusal so far to ban travel to and from West Africa and its affected nations proves conclusively that Leftists are perfectly willing to have you die for their ideological beliefs.”
MORE: On the other hand, there’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s more believable than most of them. If Wormtongue was any kind of leader, he’d have appointed Fauci ebola czar instead of his political hack buddy Klain.