Saturday, September 19, 2009
Czar Fears Overstated
Even Reagan appointed czars
There's been a lot of criticism of President Obama for his appointment of so called "czars" (not their official positions). The implication is that he's usurping congressional oversight (many of these appointments are subject to congressional approval - which - in those cases - has been secured) and that he's moving toward an imperialistic Russian-like presidency.
Of course, most of those who defend him against these accusations are Democrats so their comments are discounted by his detractors. But now Obama's czar appointments are being defended by two unlikely sources. In an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, two men who served under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush say Obama, like his predecessors, has the right to appoint them. Read More Here