December 7, 2014

IT’S AS IF HE WAS JUST BROUGHT IN AS A DISTRACTION: Ebola czar Ron Klain returning to private sector.

Ron Klain, the man brought on by President Obama to run the administration’s response to the Ebola virus, will return to the private sector in 2015.

Klain, a former Fannie Mae and Cigna lobbyist, plans to return to his job with former AOL executive Steve Case by March 1, Fortune reported Friday.

“He has no intention of staying on in any other capacity here at the White House,” an administration official told Fortune. “Ron will do the job for which he was appointed and return to Revolution.”

Klain was appointed in October to oversee the combined response of government agencies after Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was the first to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., passed away from the virus. Two of his nurses, Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson, contracted the virus, but went on to recover.

But hey, it worked. I would be interested, though, in seeing a report of what he actually did in his six-week tenure.

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