Perfect!

Over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall calls governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie “Holiday Inn Express epidemiologists.”

 

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The New Ebola Battle

The new Ebola battle isn’t between health care workers and the disease itself, but between the federal government and the states.

The Obama Administration is pushing New Jersey governor Chris Christie and New York governor Andrew Cuomo to rescind their mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone arriving from West Africa who has had contact with Ebola patients.  Their quarantine announcement took the feds (and New York City) by surprise.

Meanwhile, Illinois and Florida have joined the quarantine.

Good luck getting Christie or Cuomo to budge.  Christie is running for president and can’t be seen as caving to Obama.  Cuomo is up for re-election in a week and can’t be seen as weak and indecisive, as pushed by Christie and then pulled by Obama.  He may also run for president, so he has to seem tough.

That Time of Year

This morning, for the first time all season, I clicked on “Expanded Standings” at the Yankees web site to see where they are in the Wild Card race.  I don’t see it happening for them to win the AL East, where they are now six games back.  But only one game in the Wild Card.  Actually, I don’t see it happening there either, and if it did, how long would these Yanks last in the playoffs?

You can say that last night’s game, a 4-3 loss in the 12th against the Tigers, was a great effort, especially since David Price was Detroit’s starter.  But great efforts don’t count, only W’s and L’s, and it was another L.

Scandalicious

Hothead congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) has been indicted on federal charges of tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, perjury, and hiring undocumented workers in connection with a restaurant he used to own in NYC called Healthalicious.  Grimm used to be an FBI agent, so at some point he switched sides, perhaps after noticing how much more money there was in being a bad guy.

House leadership is meeting to figure out what to do with him.  May I suggest they throw him off the f***ing balcony?  Better yet, they could invite reporter Michael Scotto to execute the toss.