Friday, October 17, 2014

Another Day, Another Czar

What's up with the czar titles? I remember studying "Czarist Russia" in school. Why does
this term make me cringe when it is used by the administration in Washington?

Who decides the qualifications? What kind of training and experience do you need to be a czar? Can I get a Bachelor of Czarism? Or is this a trade school kind of thing? Is a level of competence to be expected or is it all political cronyism? Who does the czar report to? Is a czar ever fired due to incompetence?

Comes now Ron Klain the new Ebola czar. According to CNN ......
President Barack Obama is expected to name Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to two Democratic vice presidents, as the country's Ebola czar, knowledgeable sources told CNN's Jake Tapper today.
And what qualifies this man to be an Ebola czar?

From Wikipedia ............
Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joseph Biden (2009–2011).[1][2] He is an influential Democratic Party insider.
Now, don't you feel much safer knowing a political operative and insider is in charge?

I know I do.
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