Monday, November 30, 2009

Obama's Czars

President Obama has appointed a number of "czars" — a lot of "czars". In fact, Barack Obama has way more "czars" than Russia has had in its entire history!

But there's a problem: A czar, by definition, is a supreme ruler. There is nobody above a czar. But there is clearly someone — Barack Obama — over these people.

That leads to a clear conclusion: These people are not "czars". A more appropriate word for what they are is "commissars". And given the way they have been appointed and they way they operate, they are clearly political commissars.

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