Say Hello to Glenn Beck's Latest Target

Sunstein's stance on hunting puts him on Fox host's hit list
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2009 10:45 AM CDT
Cass Sunstein, in a file photo from Wikimedia Commons.   (Matthew W. Hutchins, Harvard Law Record)
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(Newser) – Now that Glenn Beck has helped take down Van Jones, he’s set his sights on another Obama appointee: Cass Sunstein, would-be head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Conservatives initially praised the choice of Sunstein, because some of his writings have a libertarian bent, Newsweek reports. But conservative senators held up the Harvard Law School professor's nomination over concern about his views on hunting and animal rights—even though his position would deal with neither.

Beck is waging war on Obama’s czars, arguing they’re an attempt to circumvent congressional authority. Sunstein wouldn't be a czar, but Beck has him in his sights anyway. He’s told his Twitter fans to gather all the dirt they can on Sunstein, and he’s promised to ensure Sunstein loses the nomination battle. A site entitled “Stop Sunstein” has sprung up, calling him a “radical anti-gun, anti-hunting, animal rights law professor.”