Jeffrey Zients

Can an ex-Microsoft guy cure

Can an ex-Microsoft guy cure

The Obama administration on Tuesday put a former top Microsoft executive in charge of, the troubled website serving 36 states' insurance-buying marketplaces.

Insert your joke about Obamacare's blue screen of death here.

Seriously, one has to hope the new guy -- Kurt DelBene, former head of the Microsoft Office Division -- brings only a portion of Microsoft's heritage along with him. Aside from the XBox, the software giant isn't known for great consumer experiences. Its products have been maddeningly complex and notoriously buggy, at least in their early versions. Kind of like!