The CDC has been as useful in this crisis as nipples on a boar. They have offered no guidance in either treatment of the disease or prevention of its spread to hospital workers and to the community at large. No procedures, no prohibitions, no training, no advice, no nothing. Could it be that the CDC has no idea what they are doing – or even what they are supposed to be doing – and that the DC in CDC stands for District of Columbia and not Disease Control?
The CDC is a federal bureaucracy, which translates to incompetent, ignorant, and politically motivated. CDC has amply demonstrated its ineptness by declaring that any hospital in America can handle Ebola patients. Anyone in the health care industry, except apparently the CDC, is aware that Ebola is a highly infectious disease and that most hospitals are emphatically not equipped to safely treat Ebola patients.
And comes now the omniscient President of the United States to appoint a team of medical experts to straighten out this mess so he can get back to his golf game.
Oh wait. Neither Ron Klain nor Lisa Monaco are medical experts. Monaco has a 1990 degree from Harvard – in Literature and American History. She has a 1997 JD from the University of Chicago Law School. She was council to Attorney General Janet Reno, an attorney with the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Chief of Staff for FBI Director Robert Mueller, and she has, since 2010, worked directly for President Obama in various capacities, most recently as Homeland Security Advisor.
And Ron Klain is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Law School. He was an advisor to President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, and was general council to the Gore Recount Committee in 2000. He is currently Chief of Staff for Vice President Joe Biden, where his major function, understandably, is damage control.
These are just the sort of people I would expect Obama to appoint – a Washington political hack and a damage control expert. But we don't need politically motivated and functionally ignorant Democrat sycophants for this job. We need a knowledgeable, competent, and responsible person to lead a concerted attack on a ravenously infectious and poorly understood disease.
We need someone who knows what they are doing, knows haw to do it, and has no allegiance to the political agendas of President Obama or anyone else in Washington DC. To appoint a Lisa Monaco and a Ron Klain to this position is like putting the IRS in charge of our health care.
The chances of getting what we need from Washington are slimmer than your chances of winning the Texas lottery. Therefore, as a concerned Texan, I am calling for Governor Perry to form a Texas Disease Control Commission to circumvent the natural, normal, and inevitable incompetence of the federal government. These are our people – our fellow Texans – whom the Federal government's ignorance and corruption have put and are putting at risk. And it is our responsibility to protect them – from Ebola and from Washington.
We need to equip and designate hospitals throughout Texas as Ebola centers. We need to train personnel within those facilities to safely handle highly infectious diseases. We must establish and enforce protocols to prevent self-contamination and spreading of the infection to the general environment. We've got a lot of work to do.
And one thing for dang sure, folks. Washington ain't gonna do it for us. Even if they knew how!