Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#295 / Management

According to the "Today In Politics" column in yesterday's New York Times

Democrats running in conservative states worry that the Obama administration’s stumbling response to Ebola’s arrival in the United States is generating anxiety among voters — and reinforcing the Republican message that the world is a frightening place and President Obama is not equipped to manage it.

I rechecked the Constitution, particularly Article II, just to be sure. My recollection was correct. "Managing the world" is not part of the President's job description. 

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1 comment:

  1. What's your point exactly? We should stop trying to mitigate the viral outbreaks because it's hard?

    The CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human Services which is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government. So yes, overseeing the CDC is part of the President's job! The Today in Politics article may be wrong and poorly worded, but this seems to be their point, and it's not wrong.


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