RUSH: So, how many of you still doubt me, that everything this administration does is a political calculation? How many of you still doubt me on that? So we now have an Ebola czar. There was a clamor for an Ebola czar, and we’ve got an Ebola czar, and he doesn’t know the first thing about medicine or health. All he knows is fisticuff politics.
JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!
RUSH: Open Line Friday, and here we are at the end of the week, where I, El Rushbo, take the biggest show biz career risk since Cher left Sonny, or is it the other way around? Anyhow, Open Line Friday means that you get to talk about whatever is on your — you could go personal, you can make no sense whatsoever, and I will try to make sense out of it. Here is the telephone number: 800-282-2882. And the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
So the Regime is making my case for me. Here we have Ebola, and as Rand Paul said, “It’s is much more contagious than even AIDS.” And AIDS was, back in its heyday, the panic era of AIDS back in the eighties, it was deadly. It was considered deadly, and as Rand Paul said, “You can get Ebola at a cocktail party.” It’s different. And yet, the Regime has nominated a czar. I’m gonna give you a little secret, too. We already have an Ebola czar. Her name is Lurie. You just haven’t heard anything about her.
We already have an Ebola czar. We have somebody who has been working for a lot of years preparing for just this kind of thing. She has a budget, she has a staff, and you’ve not heard about her, and you won’t hear about her because the Ebola czar is a politician. His name is Ron Klain. Name ring a bell? (interruption) Algore. Exactly right. Trusted and knowledgeable staff on the case.
“Klain is highly regarded at the White House as a good manager with excellent relationships both in the administration and on Capitol Hill. His supervision of the allocation of funds in the stimulus act … is respected in Washington.” This guy is a money spender. Ron Klain was in charge of determining who got what in the Porkulus bill. Ron Klain does political payoffs. Ron Klain determined which unions got the money and how many shovel-ready jobs and school repairs and road repairs didn’t get the money. He’s pure, 100% politics. He has no experience in any health field, other than staying alive in Washington politics. He has no experience in any health or medical related industry, field, area of research, exploration. Zip, zero, nada.
Why, even Jacob Tapper at CNN indicates, acknowledges that Ron Klain “does not have any extensive background in health care but the job is regarded as a managerial challenge.” See? Yeah, and you know why? ‘Cause there’s gonna be a lot of money devoted. When you have a new czar, you’re gonna be spending a lot of money. You’re gonna be appropriating funds. Who better than the guy who doled out nearly a trillion dollars of Obama stimulus.
He does not have one day’s worth of experience or background in health care. He’s a former chief-of-staff to Vice President Joe Bite Me and also to then-Vice President Algore. Ron Klain was one of those supervising the Algore effort in the Florida recount here back in 2000. At the moment Ron Klain is “currently President of Case Holdings and General Counsel of Revolution, an investment group.” He’s a lawyer to boot. “He has clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court and headed up Gore’s effort during the 2000 Florida recount.”
Now, if we can trust the Wikipedia entry on this guy, it says that Ron Klain went to Harvard Law, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review. So he’s certain to be an expert on everything, like Obama, ’cause that’s what Obama was. He went on to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Byron White, then worked on Capitol Hill where he was the chief counsel of Joe Bite Me’s Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nominations. Does that tell you anything? (interruption) If he worked for Bite Me during the Clarence Thomas hearings, it also means he is a conservative, slash, Republican attack dog.
Pure politics, folks. I mean, over and over, time and time again, I practically bleed trying to get people to believe me, that everything going on with this administration and the Democrat Party is political, first, foremost, and always. Whatever this crisis or any other crisis, the only, I mean really, the only thing that is really, really cared about is the political opportunity presented by the chaos.
Now, they’re gonna do a great job of making you think that this czar is a very, very compassionate guy and cares about you and your family, just like all the other Democrats do. He’s gonna do everything he can to stop the spread of Ebola. He’s gonna do everything he can to be fair about it. He’s gonna do everything he can to be politically correct about it.
But make no mistake, this is just pure politics. You know, even the Drive-Bys, we have a ban on MSNBC on this program, but I got an e-mail today from a friend, said, “Even the sycophants at MSNBC are questioning why somebody who is so obviously drenched in politics is in charge of Ebola.” But we do have a czar.
RUSH: By the way, folks, the new Ebola czar, Ron Klain is also who gave us Solyndra, over the objection of the auditors. Part of the stimulus, Ron Klain decided upon it.