UPDATE: JOSH EARNEST at today’s presser: (For video, click on link). There, now I feel much better.
There are a number of steps we have taken. And I think the people can be encouraged that the federal government is demonstrating the kind of tenacious adaptive response that’s required to deal with this situation.
Earlier today I posted Second Texas Hospital worker comes down with Ebola. When I saw Dumpster Diver political hack Burwell out on the trail to discuss Ebola, well, I had to take a ride and give the back story on why we have much to worry about. From an earlier post on October 4, 2014. Now she tells us “we could have done more?”
In July 1995, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) was one of several key aides questioned by the Senate Whitewater Committee regarding the death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.
Under questioning, Sylvia Mathews and her colleagues denied impeding a police investigation into Foster’s death after his body was found in a northern Virginia park. According to the New York Times, Mathews testified “in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster’s garbage on the night he died.”
Republicans on the committee found it significant, however, that Ms. Mathews had also managed to retrieve a special bag of garbage containing classified and sensitive papers that was usually destroyed by the Secret Service. The contents of that bag were never examined by anyone to see if Mr. Foster had left anything in it that might shed light on his state of mind.
Ms. Mathews said that she got the bag from the Secret Service and began looking briefly through it, when she discovered that it contained all of the classified garbage from the West Wing.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com …
HHS Secretary: “We Could Have Done Much Better” Containing Ebola