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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ebola Czar's Name Removed from List of Trustees of Progressive Think Tank

As Glenn Reynolds wrote: "TRANSPARENCY."

From The Washington Free Beacon article by Elizabeth Harrington (via Instapundit):

Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its website, following a Washington Free Beacon report. 
The Free Beacon reported Friday on Klain’s status as a trustee for Third Way, and his past experience lobbying on behalf of a drug company that was accused of denying life-saving drugs to dying cancer patients.   
The choice of Klain to head the administration’s emergency response to Ebola was criticized as a political move. Klain is a political operative with no medical experience and a former advisor to former Vice President Al Gore, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama.  
“He gained national notice as General Counsel for the Gore Recount Committee in 2000, in recognition of which he was selected as one of National Law Journal’s ‘Lawyers of the Year,’ and portrayed by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey in HBO’s film ‘RECOUNT,’” a biography of Klain had read on the group’s website. 

Well, we all knew that Obama's "Ebola Czar" was really going to be Obama's "Cover Your Ass with PR Flack Czar." But now the Administration doesn't want him associated with Third Way? Do they really think that doing that will make Klein look less like a partisan PR man? Seriously?

Heh. Or is that Third Way doesn't want to be associated with any of Obama's czars?

I suppose it could go either way right now...

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