December 24th, 2008
05:51 PM ET
6 years ago

White House announces 24 new appointments

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Christmas came a few hours early for two dozen White House officials and supporters Wednesday, who were appointed to three- to six-year positions on government committees and councils.

The full list released by the White House – which includes Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Karl Rove deputy Israel Hernandez – after the jump.


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Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to appoint 24 individuals to serve in his Administration.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, for terms of four years:

Carol Ann Bartz, of California;

Maria Cino, of Virginia;

Israel Hernandez, of Texas.

The President intends to appoint Jennifer E. Sims, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Public Interest Declassification Board for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 10/03/11.

The President intends to appoint Mark Sanford, of South Carolina, (Governor), to be a Member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, for the remainder of a four-year term expiring 06/10/09.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee:

Kevin R. Johnson, of Washington;

Kay Sears, of Virginia.

The President intends to appoint John M. Hart, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Capital Planning Commission, for a six-year term beginning 01/02/09.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Commissioners of the United States Section of the United States-Russia Polar Bear Commission, for an initial term of four years:

Geoffrey L. Haskett, of Alaska, (Federal Representative);

Charles J. Johnson, of Alaska, (Alaska Representative).

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, for six-year terms expiring 10/23/14:

Sander R. Gerber, of New York, to be Vice Chair;

Charles E. Cobb, of Florida, (Public);

Carlos M. Gutierrez, of Michigan;

Barry Jackson, of Ohio.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel, for five-year terms expiring 01/10/14:

Barbara Bruin, of New Mexico;

Mark A. Carter, of West Virginia;

Grace Flores Hughes, of Virginia.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:

Nancy Goodman Brinker, of Florida, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring 09/01/14;

Condoleezza Rice, of California, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring 09/01/14;

Leonard Sands, of California, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring 09/01/13.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board:

Jean Loretta Becker, of Texas, for a three-year term expiring 09/22/11;

Gary R. Edson, of Illinois, for a three-year term 09/22/11;

Anita B. McBride, of Connecticut, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 09/22/11;

James L. Oblinger, of North Carolina, for a three-year term expiring 09/22/11.


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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. BB

    What??? Kinda late in the game isn't it – 26 days to go.

    December 24, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. bill for barack

    Has the EVER been a question about Bush's intention to destroy America ?
    The man is worse than Bin Laden – the man he has spent the last 8 years protecting – beginning with the pullback of troops when we got too close to capturing him the first time. Iraq was a cover to protect Bin Laden and the Saudis – to whomBush is in debt up to his eyebrows. The man is a traitor to his country.

    December 24, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  3. LWB

    Quit your crying!! Every outgoing President does the same crap...even your beloved Bill "I didn't have sexual relations with that woman" Clinton. Get over it. Obama will do the same thing four years from now.

    December 24, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  4. David

    There are still people who think this guy was good. He claims to have kept us safe, but wasn't he president on September 11, 2001? I am ashamed to be a baby boomer. How disgusting.

    December 24, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  5. Juan Grain

    Appointments r made to be broken

    December 24, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. Jeremy

    yes... president bush is really sticking it to the dems by appointing people to the board of trustees of the Kennedy Center for PERFORMING ARTs

    you people are moron

    December 24, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. xavier

    Bush should just go away. He has already practically ruined our country. What more does he want?

    December 24, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  8. Irritated in Fl

    Amazing how you idiots keep forgetting who our PRESIDENT is.

    December 24, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  9. Michael Wilson

    I am not surprised. If appointed these people will be permanent until. 2014. Time and Time again I have said that the Clinton appointees already served 4 years 1st Term in which they became entrenched in their positions, built up their knowledge whether good or bad and employed their friends to enfranchise themselves in these positions. Then they had another 4 years to become rich, wealthy and an expert on nothing. O their friends looked after their interest and NO ONE ELSE of the black race could get a job in these positions. Now President elect OBAMA has now returned and reappointed these same people to return back to a position of power. These same people who no longer employ or care about young black African men getting the opportunity to learn or grow in good jobs. Now President Bush has turned around and enfranchised his friends without asking President Elect Obama and then they have the audacity to have a get together on January 6 or 7. Yes folks young black men are being screwed royally welcome to the real world

    December 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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