Czar She Blows

U.S. names Asian carp czar

Chicago Breaking News, September 8, 2010 [here]

The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.

On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp.

“This is a serious challenge, a serious threat,” Durbin said. “When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing.” …

The challenge for Goss, who was director of the Indiana DNR under two governors and served for four years as the executive director of the Indiana National Wildlife Federation, will be to make sure millions in federal money is spent efficiently, to oversee several on-going studies — including one looking into the possibility of permanently shutting down the Chicago waterway system linking Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River-and to bring together Great Lakes states currently locked in a courtroom battle over the response to the Asian carp threat. … [more]

Nota bene: this article is about the carp czar, not the crap czar. The crap czar is someone else.

Nota bene duo: Czar, czar, everywhere a czar. Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you heed the czar.

You can’t walk down the street these days without tripping over a czar. They’re thick as fleas on a dog.

I want to be the czar czar, the czar that oversees all the other czars. I could be Czar Czar Binks or Czar Czar Gabor. Czar vil be no escapes from my czarishness.

9 Sep 2010, 9:49pm
by Spud

Czar you go again!



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