In other news, the CDC has confirmed the first case of Ebola in America at a Dallas area hospital.
Meanwhile, this report from the Washington Post made me feel both sick to my stomach and very angry. An armed security contractor with multiple convictions for assault was allowed on an elevator with the president during his recent visit to the CDC, and the most insane part is that Secret Service agents didn’t know he was armed.
The contractor did not comply when Secret Service agents asked him to stop using a phone camera to videotape the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident. [...]
When a supervisor from the private security firm approached and learned of the agents’ concern, the contractor was fired on the spot and agreed to turn over his gun — surprising agents, who had not realized he was armed during his encounter with Obama.
This is inexcusable.