- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2014


The Obama administration’s “Ebola czar” who appeared with much fanfare in October is already preparing for his exit. “With the Ebola crisis seemingly in hand, Ron Klain, the veteran political operative the White House plucked from a venture capital gig to coordinate the government’s response, is planning a late-winter return to the private sector,” says Fortune analyst Tory Newmyer, who first reported the phenomenon. “Klain has committed to former AOL chief Steve Case that by March 1, he’ll be back on the job as president of Case Holdings and general counsel for Case’s venture firm Revolution LLC.”

That was quick for the “Ebola response coordinator,” which was Mr. Klain’s actual title..

“It’s as if he was just brought in as a distraction,” points out Glenn Reynolds, the “Instapundit” for PJ Media. “But hey, it worked. I would be interested, though, in seeing a report of what he actually did in his tenure.”

Which was short.

“As far as presidential appointments go, Klain’s tenure as Ebola czar was relatively brief. The White House appointed him on October 17, as the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies grappled to contain the public’s jitters over several high-profile Ebola infection cases,” noted CNBC columnist Javier David.

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