To combat the Ebola virus, President Obama has named a political operative, Ron Klain, as his Ebola czar. Defenders of the appointment say Mr. Klain is an experienced political operative who can "coordinate" the U.S. response to the virus. Why do we need a coordinator? What is the secretary of Health and Human Servicesfor? How about the surgeon general's office? Granted, we have only an acting surgeon general because Republicans opposed President Obama's choice due to his advocacy of gun control and other policies they oppose, but an acting surgeon general can still act like one.