flip-flopping on czars

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Remember the anti-"czar" mania that gripped the Right as soon as Obama was elected? This might help your memory:

Obama has more czars than the Romanovs - who ruled Russia for 3 centuries. Romanovs 18, cyberczar makes 20. -- John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 30, 2009

FactCheck points out that McCain is now singing a different tune when it comes to Ebola:

McCain: I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There has to be some kind of czar.

Salon's Jim Newell snarks about the Right's sudden reversal:

They want a "czar" now? They want an administration point-person coordinating the response? That's reasonable. So reasonable, in fact, that there already is such a person. Lisa Monaco is the administration's top Homeland Security advisor who's serving as the White House's point-person on Ebola. (Another logical choice would be the Surgeon General, a.k.a. the country's "top doctor." But there's only an acting Surgeon General right now. President Obama's nominee for the post, Vivek Murthy, has had his confirmation held up in the Senate for months because the NRA doesn't like his opinions about guns. No, really.)

Typical.

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