I’m not particularly worried about Ebola.
But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be. Don’t listen to me, I don’t know one friggin thing about it.
But I do know this. I don’t trust anything this White House is telling us about it.
This White House – the very one that has mistakenly fed us erroneous information about so many things. Like two days ago when we were assured the president had total confidence in his Secret Service director, just hours before he didn’t have any confidence in her.
Regular readers of this website are well aware of the long list of White House perfidies and mistakes. But you may not realize that just over two weeks ago, during his September 16 remarks at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Obama said there probably wasn’t going to be any ebola in America:
First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.
Well, the necessary precautions didnt work! The EXPERTS were wrong. We’ve got us some ebola!
An assortment of health and security officials gathered on the podium of the White House briefing room this afternoon to tell us everything is great.
And they may be right.
I remember when, during an episode of Gilligan’s Island, The Professor noted that if an infinite number of chimpanzees were permitted to bang away on an infinite number of typewriters, one of them would type out each and every one of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
That is, anything can happen. But believing the White House is really leaving things to chance.