Unfortunately, part of my position is cynicism.
Put simply, I think that this position will result in more bureaucracy, and will continue the pattern of funneling the wealth and resources in the arts to those at the very top.
I also think that in the middle of a gigantic economic crisis, any policy this person recommends (especially if it involves spending $$$) will simply be ignored. And perhaps for good reason, perhaps not. Considering that we are the throes of a gigantic economic crisis.
I'm skeptical that the federal government will execute any kind of visionary program that will enrich the lives of the nation through the arts.
I will come back to the later today, as I study the ideas being put out there more closely.