Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meet the Czars

Here is a current list of Czars and potential Czars appointed by the Obama Administration. Just so everyone is clear on exactly what a czar is, here is a definition as provided by Wikipedia

Originally, the title Czar (derived from Caesar) meant Emperor in the European medieval sense of the term, that is, a ruler who claims the same rank as a Roman emperor, with the approval of another emperor or a supreme ecclesiastical official (the Pope or the Ecumenical Patriarch).

Occasionally, the word could be used to designate other, non-Christian, supreme rulers. In Russia and Bulgaria the imperial connotations of the term were blurred with time and, by the 19th century, it had come to be viewed as an equivalent of King.[3][4]

So here you go folks your "rulers" of the Obama Adminstration:

1. Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) Czar: Richard Holbrooke
2. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley - (Bruce Richter)
3. Auto Recovery Czar: Ed Montgomery
4. Behavioral Science Czar: Not appointed yet.
5. Bailout Czar: Herbert Allison Jr.
6. Border Czar: Alan Bersin (Former US attorney)
7. Car Czar: Ron Bloom
8. Climate Change Czar: Todd Stern (Bruce Richter)
9. Copyright Czar: Not appointed yet.
10. Counterterrorism Czar: John Brennan
11. Cybersecurity Czar: Not appointed yet.
12. Disinformation Czar: Linda Douglass
13. Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal
14. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
15. Economic Czar: Larry Summers
16. Economic Czar II: Paul Volcker
17. Education Czar: Arne Duncan (Bruce Richter)
18. Energy Czar: Carol M. Browner (Bruce Richter)
19. Food Safety Czar: Michael Taylor
20. Government Performance Czar: Jeffrey Zients
21. Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis - (C. Schaeffer)
22. Green Jobs Czar: Van Jones (Bruce Richter)
23. Guantanomo Closure Czar: Daniel Fried
24. Health Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
25. Infotech Czar: Vivek Kundra
26. Intelligence Czar: Admiral Dennis Blair
27. Latin American Czar: Arturo Valenzuela (Bruce Richter)
28. Mideast Peace Czar: George Mitchell
29. Mideast Policy Czar: Dennis Ross
30. Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg
31. Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein (Bruce Richter)
32. Religion Czar: Joshua Dubois (Bruce Richter)
33. ‘Safe Schools’ Czar: Kevin Jennings
34. Science Czar: John Holdren (Bruce Richter)
35. Stimulus Oversight Czar: Earl Devaney
36. Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration
37. TARP Czar: Elizabeth Warren
38. Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra (Bruce Richter)
39. Trade Czar: Ron Kirk
40. Urban Affairs/Housing Czar: Adolfo Carrion (Bruce Richter)
41. War Czar: Douglas Lute
42. Water Czar: David J. Hayes
43. Weapons Czar: Ashton Carter (Bruce Richter)
44. Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar: Gary Samore

Potential Czars not yet vetted:

1. Income Redistribution Czar: Not appointed yet.
2. Consumer Financial Protection Czar, aka Mortgage Czar: Not appointed yet.
3. Land-Use Czar: Not appointed yet.
4. Radio-Internet Fairness Czar: Not appointed yet.
5. Student Loan Czar: Not appointed yet.
6. Voter List Czar: Not appointed yet.
7. Zoning Czar: Not appointed yet.

NOTE: This information was compiled by Resistnet

In coming post we will provide details about he individual Czars as information is found. Feel free to become a watchdog and do your own research. Question the Congress about the purpose of the Czars and concern that they are become the 'shadow government".

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