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.
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.
He made 4 year appointments to the advisory committee on trade policy & negotiations, the number one cause of this recession and job losses in the US is our trade policy, looks like he doesn't want us out the recession for another four (4) years, I guess you can blame the new president then.
Bush has hurt this country far worse than Osama bin Laden could ever dream of.
Hey you guys, he's the President until Obama gets sworn in on the
Since Obama refuses to prove he's a natural born citiizen
he still won't be president, only a pretender.
Bush makes people like Robert Mugaby blush. Just leave us alone.
Where is information on what these positions pay? I am sure Condi doesn't work for peanuts.
What will Obama do before the end of his term ?
I see that no conservative view points were posted here..big surprise. NOT. Is this new with Bush? I doubt it. If Clinton had done it, you libs wouldn't be saying a word..enough already.
Wake up you left wing loons. George W. Bush is still the President of the United States of America. Mr. Obama is not the President; having resigned his seat in the Senate, Obama is not even a Senator. Obama, at this point in time, has as much governmental power as I do – which is none. Keep your panties on – you have just under a month to wait before you take control.
These committees are do nothing paid nothing who cares posts. I mean, really? Who cares?
"We're all in the crapper, and it's all thanks to the senate, which is democrat run."
Yeah, everything that's wrong with this country happened as a result of the Senate's activities over the last two years. That has to be the dumbest thing I've heard yet. You Republicans will believe anything, won't you?
quit whining u bunch of liberals...... bush is the president NOW......if u want legit concerns try finding out why obie won't release his full birth cert?..... kinda like kerry w/something to hide?.....
Well, the ones he appointed are probably the ones
that won't need blanket pardons. That will be coming
next. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rove etc will walk away from
all the crimes, misdeeds they have committed to our country
and the American people.
Hopefully the ones we are stuck with can be sent to the mail
room because of downsizing.
He has made the position of president a sham.
Is everyone talking about King Dufus?
Calling him the worse president, a jerk how in the world can you say that? I will laugh my head off when this so called Obama destroys this country worse than ever. Obama is going to be the devil of the American way. George W Bush did make some mistakes, but atleast he has the back bone to stand up for what is right for America. We have not had another Terroist attack on US soil. He has done his Job and let him appoint who he wants. Obama is appointing people that not everyone likes also. It is politics!
What next President Bush, how about another war before January 20, 09
I guess its a farewell kiss from a Dog!!!
The most arrogant living genration...
Bush is a total TOOL. I can't wait til this moron is out of the White House. His last 8 years of mismanagment have brought our country to the brink of ruin.
The Democrats need to focus on eliminating the increase in Americans on the unemployment list, and decrease the high increase of bringing in foreign labor! This is causing a serious economic problem that a Democrat President should eliminate by the Democrat Congress, especially in California. Our illegal alien population needs to be decreased more this year than the previous years, and our Immigration enforcement needs to continue increasing, or we will never get out of this economic catastrophe!
He really does want to be the most hated President ever.
I met this appointee Israel Hernandez at an overseas trade fair a few years back, and he appeared to be nothing more than a 20-something political flunkie from Texas with thin credentials for the post he was holding with the Department of Commerce. Bush is such a partisan jerk.
I'm no fan of bush, but I think people that are posting started flipping out because of the headline without reading the actual article. my guess is this is a regular thing at the end of a president's term, similar to presidential pardons, though I can't remember what Clinton was doing while his team was on their way out. Most of these appointments appear to be to advisory boards or scholarship committees. my gut reaction when I saw the headline was to freak out a little as well, but i'm pretty positive these appointments won't make any difference to anything.
the only way for democrats to screw this thing up would be to act like republicans have the past 8 years and root out anyone with dissenting opinions. Obama ran his campaign to end the politics of us vs. them and bringing the country together to deal with the problems facing it. the best solution isn't a republican solution or a democratic solution, but an american solution that draws from the best side of both.
maybe i need to just shut my mouth and let folks sort this out on their own, but it always irks me when right after democrats finally run a campaign that seems to transcend the old partisan bickering of the past, supporters of that campaign go onto their favorite new websites and start posting more 'dwell on the past nastiness' without obtaining all the facts. some of you are the reason why republicans hate us so much.
We will miss you George (in the comedy Jokes)!!!
The old man is lonely, so he have to be doing something at the Whitehouse by appointing paople to carrying at his agenda when he leave office....what a joke....
Why is everyone upset. It doesn't matter. If Obama doesn't want these people in those positions then they will be FIRED!
Hurrah, this is a smart move to ensure the democrats dont destroy the hardwork that republicans have done.