December 25th, 2008
01:38 PM ET
6 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. Nic Ruley

    I don't like the man at all, but I am pleased that Condaleeza will be on the board at the Kennedy Center. At least she is an accomplished artist and not merely a partisan administrator like SOOOOooo many other members of that board.

    December 25, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. banderson

    Are you frigging kidding me?

    December 25, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. Dan Schierling

    Relax Paul Walker, its Christmas, you can at least get over your anger for one day.

    December 25, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  4. Jim Ledbetter

    Are we sure he is leaving office next month?

    December 25, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  5. Fyrebyrd

    OH SUCK IT UP and DEAL WITH IT!!!!! I would rather President Bush appoint individuals who will actually DO something for the people rather than pardon a gaggle of felons at the 11th hour like President Clinton did who would continue to prey on the public.

    December 25, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. Dixie

    Carl Rove?

    December 25, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. bradley kane

    whats next? King George of the USA – permanent king

    December 25, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. Steve

    For a man so desperate to go down in history as a great man, this guy sure can shoot himself in the foot. I suppose next he's going to get the White House painted the colors of the Texas flag.... what an absolute dolt.

    December 25, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Bill Stanley

    When you think you are rid of these crooks, here they pop up again. If only Obama had the guts to investigate these people and charge them for all the crimes they have committed, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that.

    December 25, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. Anonymous

    I didn't know that you knew every priesident that we have ever had. Now that I know you have, you must be right and really old

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  11. BushNoMore

    Maybe these folks should refuse the appointment and see if President Obama will do it instead.

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  12. Sharon

    And the Stink of The President Reject goes on!

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. RB

    Paul, I couldn't agree more, and the last thing we need is his leftovers serving for another 6 years!

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. BB

    Strong ego and weak brain-power – 25 days after today. Can't wait for him to be gone. Worse than Nixon.

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  15. THE OLD TIMER

    wheres my appointment...i need a job also....

    December 25, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  16. Michele M

    Exquisitely put Paul. Succinct, to the point, and right on the money.

    December 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  17. steve

    does the crap with this guy never end.... more cronies and ideologues, trying to stack the deck toward his fairy tale vision when its so clear the country disagrees with him, how much more bad can this guy do? its a good thing he has been universally accepted as an idiot for the last year or he'd start another war, I cannot wait till this idiot is back in his village in texas, I have never been more disgusted!

    December 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. Russ Campbell

    Another example of this poorly trained, boorish dog of a poiltician marking more territory.

    December 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  19. Janet Watkins

    Let me get this clear in my head.
    President Bush is making a whole bunch of appointments lasting around 4 years instead of letting President Obama??
    Is this a "right "thing to do?
    Am I missing something?

    December 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  20. Jim

    But this story is not as important as the one below it that The Chosen One is having turkey and ham today!

    December 25, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. M.H.

    Bush is so disgusting. I can't wait until he fades off into the Texas sunset. It won't be SOON enough.

    December 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  22. republicans hate america

    hopefully Obama will appoint a prosecutor and send this traitor to jail.

    December 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  23. E Simmons

    We all knew he was inept, but now he shows that he is a pandering, devious, political schemer.

    The Bush/Cheney era will be remembered not only for bankrupting the world's largest and strongest economy, killing thousands of our brave troops needlessly, and now for abusing it's power in the twilight of its term. The past election was an unequivocal dismissal from office by the american people, you'd think they would finally see the wizard of Oz and get a brain.

    If these appointees have any moral character they'll decline the appointment in deference to the incoming administration. I think the transition team has proven that if a candidates is right for a position they will be appointed regardless of political party affiliation.

    December 25, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  24. Steve

    I couldn't agree more. Bush and Cheney should be in prison for all they have done to this country and the world. Bush has no business appointing anybody to anything.

    December 25, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  25. methinks

    I find it amazing that people approve of this primate.

    December 25, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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