Diary

The Czars of Obama

Of the many things that are out-of-hand with this administration, this is one of them.  The czars of Obama, who no doubt considers himself czar above all czars.

Who knows what the next ones will be – perhaps the Apology Czar – charged with making sure Obama continues to apologize to any and all for all things American.  Or maybe a Census Czar, which would naturally be headed up by some upstanding representative from Acorn.  There could be the Foreign Nuclear Development Czar, who would be charged with helping friends such as Iran achieve their nuclear dreams.  Perhaps a Foreign Gift Czar, who would make sure that our important allies such as Britain, get the gifts they deserve.  Obama could have a Press Czar, who would see that all those very important media figures ask him the right questions at news conferences.  And when they do, well, he’ll make sure they get their reward.  Of course, if they question the White House media tactics, as Helen Thomas did, no doubt they’ll find themselves thrown under the bus.  And how about a China Czar – I mean really, a country that owns so much of our country, deserves its own czar.  There could be a Union Label Czar (remember those commercials) – making sure that the union label is on everything that isn’t..well…made in China.

The list is found here, at the website for Taxpayers for Commonsense.

Richard Holbrooke Afghanistan Czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Jeffrey Crowley      AIDS Czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy
Alan Bersin            Border Czar Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs
David Hayes         CA Water Czar Deputy Interior Secretary
Ed Montgomery    Car Czar Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers
Todd Stern           Climate Czar Special Envoy for Climate Change
Lynn Rosenthal    Domestic Violence Czar Adviser on violence against women
Gil Kerlikowske    Drug Czar Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Paul Volcker        Economic Czar Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Carol Browner      Energy Czar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
Joshua DuBois     Faith-based Czar Director of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Cameron Davis   Great Lakes Czar Special advisor to the U.S. EPA overseeing its Great Lakes restoration plan
Van Jones Green Jobs Czar Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Danny Fried       Guantanamo Closure Czar Special envoy to oversee the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay
Nancy-Ann DeParle Health Czar Director of the White House Office of Health Reform
Vivek Kundra        Information Czar Federal Chief Information Officer
Dennis Blair          Intelligence Czar Director of National Intelligence
George Mitchell   Mideast Peace Czar Special Envoy to the Middle East
Dennis Ross        Mideast Policy Czar Special Adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia – Different, unnamed position now
Kenneth Feinberg  Pay Czar Special Master on executive pay
Cass Sunstein    Regulatory Czar Director of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
John Holdren      Science Czar Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology
Earl Devaney    Stimulus Accountability Czar Chair of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board
J. Scott Gration  Sudan Czar Special Envoy to Sudan
Herb Allison      TARP Czar Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability
Elizabeth Warren TARP Oversight Czar Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the $700B Bailout Fund
Aneesh Chopra  Technology Czar Chief Technology Officer
John Brennan     Terrorism Czar Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security
Adolfo Carrion, Jr Urban Affairs Czar Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs
Ashton Carter     Weapons Czar Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
Gary Samore      WMD/Terrorism Czar Coordinator for the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism