Thursday, October 23, 2014

ESCALATION: A New Front in the Chris Christie versus Rand Paul War

WaPo explains:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) don't like each other. This isn't "news," as such...

Now, a new front has been opened: How scared we should be about Ebola.

Paul has suggested that Ebola poses more of a threat than the White House is willing to admit... 
In an interview with a radio station in Kentucky, Paul went further. "[T]his is an incredibly contagious disease," he said. "People in full gloves and gowns are getting it. So really [the White House] needs to be honest this is a very transmissible disease."

Enter his nemesis from Jersey. Speaking at Hackensack University Medical Center, Christie described talking to his young daughter about why she doesn't need to worry about the disease...

"I listened to her for a long time about what her concerns were for a few minutes. And then I said to her, listen it’s not going to happen," he said. "You’re not going to get it. That’s not the way this works. It’s not like getting a cold which is what she was really worrying about."

He continued: "The hysteria that’s going on in terms of the coverage, just the volume of coverage. Put aside the content. Just the volume of coverage is leading a lot of children to be concerned about this in a way that just isn’t proportional to the risk."
I give the nod to the man with the tied-stomach for the win on correct Ebola commentary.

UPDATE: The tied stomach man has sent out this tweet, which appears to be even more of a direct attack on Rand:


1 comment:

  1. "I listened to her for a long time about what her concerns were for a few minutes."

    A few minutes can seem like a long time, I guess...

    Bob, I have sent you an article I wrote regarding pandemic disease. Feel free to publish!