Obama’s Czars

Posted on June 14th, 2009 by admin in Political Economy

President Obama has many Czars directly managing parts of the economy. Those are the parts the president claims he doesn’t want to manage. Remember, Czars are Czars because they require no confirmation as do Cabinet positions…but the latter need Senate confirmations, which take time and draw attention. How pesky.

Here is the list of Czars as of 6-14-09.

Czar Street Name
AfPak Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke
Autoworker Czar Ed Montgomery
Border Czar Alan Bersin
Car Czar Steve Rattner
Climate Special Envoy Todd Stern
Cyber Czar Rod A Beckstrom
Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske
Economic Czar Paul Volcker
Energy Czar Carol Browner
Faith-based Czar Joshua DuBois
Federal Technology Czar TBD
GM Chief of Restructuring Czar Al Koch
Government Performance Czar TBD
Great Lakes Czar Cameron Davis
Green Czar Van Jones
Guantanamo Closure Czar Daniel Fried
Health Reform Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle
High Speed Rail Czar TBD
Infotech Czar Vivek Kundra
Iran Czar TBD
Mideast Peace Envoy George Mitchell
Non-proliferation Czar Gary Samore
Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg
Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein
Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia Dennis Ross
Stimulous Accountability Czar Earl Devaney
Sudan Special Envoy J. Scott Gration
TARP Czar Herb Allison
Terrorism Czar John Brennan
Urban Czar Adolf Carrion, Jr.
Weapons Czar Ashton Carter

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