Rep. John Shadegg Lists ‘Czars’ Who Were Confirmed by the Senate

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

At a press conference on Rep. Jack Kingston’s (R-Ga.) anti-”czar” legislation, Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) held up a chart of 34 “czars” in the administration.

“I don’t think you know who these people are,” said Shadegg, ribbing the media for not holding them “accountable.”

But several of the people in Shadegg’s chart were actually confirmed by the Senate. So-called “Science Czar” John Holdren — second row, third from right — was confirmed unanimously as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, way back in March. So-called “Regulatory Czar” Cass Sunstein–fourth row, second from the left — was confirmed as the next administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by a 57-40 vote, just last week. So-called “TARP Czar” Herb Allison and so-called “technology czar” Aneesh Chopra have been confirmed the Senate. Shadegg even lists Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, who was confirmed by the Senate a week after Inauguration Day, as the “Intelligence Czar.”

Minutes after Shadegg showed this chart, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) admitted that there were “10 czars who have been confirmed by the Senate.”

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8 Comments

pdxlager
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

Where's the graphic showing the GOP “Idiot” Czar, or is it just too large?


ed4linda
Comment posted September 16, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

Kudos to the staff at Representative Shadegg's office for outstanding staff work!


texasaggie
Comment posted September 17, 2009 @ 1:28 am

I'm surprised at Ms. Blackburn actually admitting to reality. I seem to recall her being the smarmy little twit who was trying to accuse Vice President Gore of being a climate change advocate for personal gain.


mickeywhite
Comment posted September 17, 2009 @ 2:15 am

What does Marsha Blackburn know about the constitution?

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding, Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her unconstitutional votes at :
http://tinyurl.com/qhayna
Mickey


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