Skip to comments.Bush Team Strategy Now Obama's Swine Flu Playbook
Posted on 05/01/2009 10:57:53 PM PDT by South40
The Obama administration has relied on a Bush-era public health strategy aimed at coordinating its response across an array of government agencies in the week since the first reports of a swine flu outbreak emerged, officials say, as it attempts to balance safety concerns with a desire to prevent a panic.
While Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has become the public face of the administration's effort to manage the outbreak, President Obama has been briefed three times a day on his administration's first public-health crisis. Behind the scenes, Deputy National Security Adviser John O. Brennan is coordinating the response to a borderless threat that draws on almost every Cabinet-level agency.
The administration's response has won over such usual critics as Rep. John A. Boehner (Ohio), the House minority leader, who said, "I have no complaints about how they're proceeding."
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Oh, yes. If it goes south it’s Bush’s fault. That didn’t take long.
Never mind that a more skilled executive would have staffed the senior levels of the agency tasked to deal with this before last week...
They are even carrying on the Bush tradition of not doing anything significant regarding the Mexico border, even when there are more diseased “horses” waiting to run out of the “barn”.
It’s Zero’s way of voting “present” on the issue.