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Where was outrage about Bush's czars?

Many of those complaining about President Obama's "unelected and unaccountable czars" seem to have a bad case of amnesia — or at least selective outrage. After all, President Bush had more such "czars" than President Obama supposedly has. Yet during the Bush years, columnist Dick Polman noted, "there was nary a cry about imperial Russia from the president's congressional cheerleaders, nor from his fans on Fox."