U.S. names Asian carp czar - Chicago Breaking NewsThe 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."
Carp. Czar? Really?
Carp.. Czar?? Really??
Carp... Czar??? Really???
I understand the threat the fish poses but... a Czar, really? For a fish? Isn't this getting just a LITTLE silly now?