Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it would not be appointing a “Car Czar” to oversee the American auto industry’s bailout funds might mean that we’ve seen the end of these Capitalist Government Czars. It always seemed strange that the government felt compelled to evoke the term “czar” which is derived from the term for monarch or king and often used in Russia as a term for supreme authority or absolute leader.
We’ve had drug czars, inflation czars, Bush wanted a war czar (thought president was commander-chief?), didn’t Clinton want a nookie czar,? and now a car czar. Maybe we’ve seen the end of this nonsense nomenclature. Instead of Car Czar how about an Auto Führer ?