Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dancing with the Czars

Here is the very long list of Czars. No one is sure if this is all of them. None of these people have been approved by the Senate. We do not know if they have been investigated by the FBI. Some of these people may be hearding classified information, how did they get security clearances so quickly? Did the President just give them clearance? This is unconstitutional. This is increasing the power of the presidency in a way that the framers never intended. There is no oversight. They answer directly to the President. Where are the budgets for these people coming from? We need to ask our senators to investigate this and demand that checks and balances of our government are properly administered.

Richard Holbrooke
Afghanistan Czar
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jeffrey Crowley
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

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
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

Ron Bloom
Car Czar
Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers


LL said...

I thought that Joe (Slow Joe) Biden had some sort of demi-czar status over the economic recovery? I don't know if the Altzheimers took the gray matter that allows him to count yet, but from some of his recent statements - it likely has.

Anyway, maybe he is another one to add.

Opus #6 said...

If this keeps up we will be living in the good 'ole USSA. :-(

I'm adding you to my blogroll.

Just a conservative girl said...

Thank you Opus. I love your blog, so I consider that quite a compliment.

Libertarian Advocate said...

Czar is NOT the proper term for these unnacountable appointments. Commissar is! See my post on the point at where I reprint Stanislav Mishin's essay on Czars vs. Commissars.

HappyDae said...

This blog is SPOT on, mates! Colour me conservative and in love with what my country was and could return to being.

Happy Dae·

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