I don't know. On the one hand, the executive branch has the right to appt Special Assistants (isn't that what most of these 'czars' are?) and other staffing, but on the other hand if they are truly holding cabinet-level-type positions, then the Senate does have the right to some oversight.
The lack of oversight during the last administration stuck in my craw, but I think the coverage about all these 'czars' is over the top, and not necessarily addressing the point of relevant oversight.
I think they should do something, but I don't necessarily know if Susan's amendment was right. I guess I should read more about it.
I don't recall her being this concerned about Bush appointments. Despite claims that she is a RINO, it's proposals like this that makes it quite obvious why she is indeed a Republican who can be as partisan as any other politician when it happens to be convenient.I think some of you don't understand what is going on. This is Rep. Collins you know one of the 12 who are called on when things need to be work out. Now the White House and Democratic Leadership have basically said FU Susan not smart at all.
The whole czar thing as whole is very unsettling, especially when majority of these czars arent needed in the first place.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
I beleive Jackolop will back me up on my knowledge of both Susan and Olympia right Jack
As for Susan conducting a Witch Hunt your kidding right Susan Collins maybe Newt or any other of the republican Nut Jobs but not Susan Collins she does do her own thing which does PO allot of the Republican Leadership sort of like another Maine Republican Margaret Chase Smith.