Ezekiel Emanuel is back, offering quack advice:
Now what should be done? On Monday, President Obama both criticized and defended the Web site. While he conveyed an all-hands-on-deck attitude and his commitment to solving the problems, he did not give sufficient specifics.
He proposes creating a new level of bureaucracy.
Definition: quack, n. an untrained person who pretends to be a professional
What qualifies doctor of medicine Ezekiel Emanuel to dispense advice in this area? Has he ever headed a large department? Been elected to high office? Managed a major computer project? He is, essentially, a medical consultant. He has no more authority in this area than any other amateur.
I agree with Dr. Emanuel that somebody needs to take responsibility for the project. Who could that possibly be?
However, I would remind him that no project has ever been sped up by creating a new department. And that “independent” is a term very loosely applied in the Obama Administration.