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Krauthammer’s Take: Ebola Czar ‘a PR Move from Beginning to End’

The appointment of “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain “is a PR move from beginning to end,” says Charles Krauthammer. “I don’t think it’s going to make any difference one way or the other. . . . It gives the appearance of motion; this is what Obama specializes in. If you have a VA scandal, an IRS scandal, a Secret Service scandal, you fire the guy at the top so you have the appearance of motion; here you’re putting a guy in who’s supposedly going to coordinate.”

On Friday’s Special Report, Krauthammer derided Klain’s own assessment of his duties: “There’s a quote in the New York Times about what Klain would do, and he said his job is ‘messaging.’ So we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid, and the answer is to appoint a guy to do the messaging. . . . This isn’t a ‘messaging’ issue; the issue is that they have made the wrong decisions.”

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