Agreed. But it is a vast improvement over all previous Czars combined. Another good thing is that the new Czar is a believer in the scientifically-backed belief that treatment should be given to those charged with possession, rather than incarceration.
Or, as the SOAD song goes:
All Research and successful drug policy shows
That treatment should be increased
And law enforcement decreased
Oh I agree, just was lazy in writing about all of Joe's poor qualities. But again, Obama decided to focus on unity and governing instead of retribution.
Did I want Joe to lose his Homeland Security chair? Hell yeah. But there's something to be said for Obama when his decision is based on wanting to keep an additional ally, rather then create a new GOP senator.
Obama has a LOT of political capital right now, and he did not want to wastefully spend any of it on the Lieberman affair, which is smart if you consider the effects that Lieberman losing his chair that would have resulted.
Now Obama has an ally that the Repugs pretty much have to respect. and if Joe doesnt play ball, it's not like Obama and the Dems can't make him pay at any time they want to. Worse comes to worse, Obama can just dissolve the Homeland Security committee and replace it with a differently named committee that does the exact same thing, sans Lieberman.
And Sore Loserman will get his due when he's up for reelection anyway.