Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is Obama Sexist?

President Obama has appointed several dozen "czars" to supervise various aspects of American economic and social life. Of these, four are women.

The dictionary definition of czar is (1) a male monarch, (2) an autocrat, or (3) an appointed official having special powers to regulate or supervise an activity.

A czarina is (1) the wife of a Russian czar, or (2) a female autocrat.

Shouldn’t Obama refer to his non-Senate confirmed special assistants as "czars" and "czarinas?"

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