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Posted on 08/03/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT by Libloather
Regulatory czar leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School
By Justin Sink - 08/03/12 09:26 AM ET
Cass Sunstein, a top adviser to President Obama who functions as a gatekeeper on federal regulations, is leaving the White House to return to Harvard Law School.
Obama heralded Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, "for his friendship and for his years of exceptional service."
"For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people," Obama said in a statement. "From putting in place lifesaving protections for Americas families, to eliminating tens of millions of hours of paperwork burdens for our nations citizens and businesses, Cass has shown that it is possible to support economic growth without sacrificing health, safety, and the environment."
Obama and Sunstein originally met at the University of Chicago law school, where they both taught constitutional law. Sunstein moved to Harvard after meeting his future wife Samantha Power, the National Security Councils senior director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, and herself part of Harvard's faculty while campaigning for Obama in Iowa.
A specialist in administrative law and regulatory policy, Sunstein worked as a "regulatory czar" in the White House, looking to streamline government policies.
Sunstein drew a fair amount of controversy from both the left and the right. His departure will bring a sigh of relief to some environmental and public health advocates, who alleged Sunstein was too willing to bend an ear to oil companies and other industries seeking to weaken regulations. And other liberals objected to his libertarian-leaning behavioral economics theories.
But Sunstein also drew fire from some conservatives like Glenn Beck, who, in April of 2010, called the professor "the most dangerous man in America" and seized on comments about gun control he made in his academic writing.
Sunstein has long been rumored as a potential choice of Obama for a Supreme Court vacancy, if one were to open.
BS and commie
Sunstein - and his wife - are satanic.
Look at your family - if he had his way, they wouldn't exist. Period.
And either would you.
What’s the difference if he leaves, they both are infiltrated and run by marxists.
A human cockroach scurrying back to its den in academia.
Don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!
Its hard to say where they do most damage.
Agreed. In the socialist hatcheries of “higher learning”, they feed their poisoness doctrine like royal jelly to the pupating marxists of tomorrow. Another graduating class is like an infected cell, bursting forth with new virii to infiltrate society.
Have fun being back there, Commie.
(not you, Libloather)
That place screams failed quasi-intellectual if there ever was one.
Its just like congressmen. We cheer the retirement of guys like Barney Frank but he’ll do just as much damage as a lobbyist or advisor.
Cruel, and sad, and written from a left-wing perspective, but brilliant and true.
His type are a incestuous, ever mutating growth of insidious disease contaminating the cause and love of freedom.
Just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean the festering pustuals of toxic power hungery, mad, evil men ever go away.
Freedom requires eternal vigilance
Harvard used to be a quality institution. Today, most State university graduates get a far better education, objectively speaking. They only miss the networking, which they are not eligible for anyway.
Most of the regs he helped to craft haven’t fully gone into effect yet...gettin’ out of Dodge before the s-h-t-f.
The RNC should link all of his efforts directly to the impact on job creation. Regulation by regulation........
He is running from something big about to hit the fan. I smell scandal.
He may be dumb (and evil) but he’s not stupid.
Another rat fleeing a sinking rat-infested ship.
I agree these types never leave power, they are always forced or see the end and leave. What has caused this rat to run is the big question.