Apparently, today the Obama administration created a new position in the Federal Government, the Carp Czar, oh boy. Somebody drew the short straw didn’t they? What an amazing addition to the resume, Carp czar.
I know the problem is bad but do we really NEED a Czar?
Why does everything need a Czar?
Let’s be honest and just call him what he really is, the guy who will soak up federal money and pension time, while spending most of his time watching other people present power points, after which time he will hold press conferences to tell us stuff that was already leaked to the media and reported on two ago days.
C’mon, this is a worthless waste of time.
The best way to solve the problem is to start an eternal bow fishing tournament with the money they were going to pay the new Czar prize, or better yet, Rotenone.
Read more about it at the Chicago Tribune. Excerpt below, unbelievable:
The 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.”
Asian carp, which have steadily moved toward Chicago since the 1990s, present a challenge for scientists and fish biologists. The fish are aggressive eaters, consuming as much as 40 percent of their body weight a day in plankton, and frequently beat out native fish for food, threatening those populations.
They are also prolific breeders with no natural predators in the U.S. The fish were imported in the 1970s to help wastewater treatment facilities in the South keep their retention ponds clean. Mississippi River flooding allowed the fish to escape and then move into the Missouri and Illinois rivers. Some species can grow to more than 100 pounds.
The challenge for Goss, who was director of the Indiana DNR under two governors and served for four years as the executive director of the Indiana National Wildlife Federation, will be to make sure millions in federal money is spent efficiently, to oversee several on-going studies — including one looking into the possibility of permanently shutting down the Chicago waterway system linking Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River–and to bring together Great Lakes states currently locked in a courtroom battle over the response to the Asian carp threat.