December 25th, 2008
01:38 PM ET
5 years ago

Bush announces new appointments for 24 aides and supporters

 Bush announced new appointments for two dozen aides and supporters Christmas Eve.
Bush announced new appointments for two dozen aides and supporters Christmas Eve.

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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  1. Krystal

    Judy Parker, I totally agree with you. I didn't vote for Obama and I don't think he is going to be the savior everyone thinks he is going to be. However, I will support him and pray for him. It will be interesting to see how public opinion changes after he has been in office for a while.

    December 25, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. Jeff Lee

    Mark Holland, I love that liberal tolerance you and your friends share on Christmas. God bless you.

    December 25, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. Debi

    Connie;
    don't like personal responsibility, do you? Blame it on the "devil", give credit to "God".......Bush a christian? please, even if i did believe in God, which i clearly don't, Bush's actions over not just the last 8 years, but his entire LIFE are anything but "christian". No good will, no selflessness, only a self-rightous, self-serving bastard.

    December 25, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Michael

    We have to remember, that through all the lies that brought on the war, OUR so called leader and his aids, brought the deaths of so many of our young soldiers..........all because of lies.

    Mr. President, you should hang your head in shame to have caused this.
    Remember that old saying, " The buck stops here "

    December 25, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Johnny Olsen

    Will the next Bailout contestant, "Come On Down"

    December 25, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  6. Jacob F

    Three words for you Mr. Walker: Bush Derangement Syndrome. This is barely a news story.

    December 25, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  7. Matt Molewski

    Haha, that tickles me a little. I can't help but be at least a little reminded of the so called "midnight appointments" the federalists made to the courts before Jefferson could take office in an attempt, as it turned out, to retain relevance in the future government. Party warfare never changes.

    December 25, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. l.bridges

    I hear things about Bush but American people are stupid when 911 happen the country was ready to go to war don't get me wrong one life lost can't be replaced but as time goes on our country starts to cry bring our troops home it's not that easy we fight here are there .the best thing we can is say Thank You to Mr. Bush we have had the best eight years this country has seen in a while lets see how we feel in 4 years!!

    December 25, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
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