An increasingly common conservative attack against President Obama is to address the so-called czars and questioning their accountability. Fox News’ Jane Skinner brought up the question of whether or not having czars is constitutional and if there would be any oversight.
Fox News even displayed a graphic titled “All The President’s Czars” (see below). Included are eight Senate-confirmed positions, one is being held up by Republicans, one is the Science Adviser and one is the chair of a Congressional oversight panel.
Thankfully, Fox correspondent Wendell Goler was able to explain that having czars is nothing new and many of them are actually advisers (i.e. National Security Adviser) who are confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, he brought up how Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Adviser appointed by Bush, refused to comply with the Senate in regards to providing testimony about the supposed weapons of mass destruction.