January 6th, 2009
08:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush makes last-minute appointments

With two weeks left in office, Pres. Bush announced 45 appointments Tuesday.
With two weeks left in office, Pres. Bush announced 45 appointments Tuesday.

(CNN) - President Bush made another round of last-minute appointments Tuesday, giving 45 aides, supporters and others a parting gift as he leaves office: presidential appointments to boards and councils, with terms lasting three to six years after he leaves office.

The full list as released by the White House after the jump includes attorney general Michael Mukasey, deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams, and Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff.

Full list after the jump

The President intends to appoint Robert D. McCallum, Jr., of Georgia, to be a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarships Board, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 09/22/10.

The President intends to appoint Martin Faga, 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 the following to be Members of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, for six-year terms expiring 06/19/14:

Panel of Conciliators:

James C. Boggs, of Virginia;

William Burck, of New York;

Ronald A. Cass, of Virginia;

Emmet Flood, of Maryland.

Panel of Arbitrators:

Fred F. Fielding, of Virginia;

Daniel M. Price, of Maryland.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Board of Directors of the Valles Caldera Trust:

Raymond Loretto, of New Mexico, (State or Local Government Representative in New Mexico), for a four-year term beginning 01/17/09;

Virgil Trujillo, of New Mexico, (Livestock Management Representative), for a four-year term beginning 01/17/09.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, for the remainder of two-year terms expiring 05/03/10:

David Allen Josserand, of Florida, and upon appointment designate Chairman;

Kirk M. Bauer, of Maryland, and upon appointment designate Vice Chairman;

Steven Bornstein, of California;

Susan Lieberman Dell, of Texas;

Allyson Felix,of California;

Susan Finn, of Ohio;

Diego Gutierrez, of Illinois;

James W. Holsinger, of Kentucky;

Michelle Kwan, of California;

Robert A. Labonte, of North Carolina;

Edward R. Laskowski, of Minnesota;

Elisha Nelson Manning, of Louisiana;

David W. Marsh, of Alabama;

Leslie E. Miles, of Louisiana;

Omar Minaya, of New Jersey;

Richard F. Phelps, of Indiana;

Ruth Riley, of Florida;

Jason Sehorn, of California.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council:

Elliot Abrams, of Virginia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Joshua B. Bolten, of the District of Columbia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Alan I. Casden, of California, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 01/15/11;

Michael Chertoff, of New Jersey, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

William Danhof, of Michigan, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Sanford Gottesman, of Texas, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Cheryl Feldman Halpern, of New Jersey, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09,;

J. David Heller, of Ohio, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Amy Kaslow, of Maryland, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

M. Ronald Krongold, of Florida, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Michael B. Mukasey, of New York, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;

Daniel Silva, of the District of Columbia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/31/11:

Sally K. Mason, of New Jersey;

Robert Y. Moore, of Pennsylvania;

Henry Yang, of California.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, for the remainder of four-year terms expiring 12/03/12:

Nancy Ann Starnes, of Virginia, (Individual with a Disability);

Hans A. Van Winkle, of Texas.

The President intends to designate Lynne A. Osmus, of Virginia, to be Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to become effective January 16, 2009.

The President intends to designate Susan E. Dudley, of Virginia, to be Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

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  1. Proud American

    TCM's son = OK I find it real difficult to believe TCM found another human to sleep with him and create a baby. Was your mom taken by force?

    January 6, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  2. testy in texas

    hopefully President Obama will reverse these political payoffs that Mr. Bush is making.

    January 6, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  3. Chris

    Countrymen, we should have been protected from all terrorists, foreign and domestic. 9/11 happened because Bush put a domestic terrorist in the white house and enabled him as his vice-president.

    Secondly, it is primarily the youngest of PE Obama's supporters that are ignorant of current events ... don't be fooled into thinking that is his only constituency ... let's set that record straight right now. It is actually more ignorant to support the notion that we are all idiots ... now anyone who supported McCain after his Palin selection is another story altogether. The security of the US was not even a thought in his mind!! Only idiots and fools could support him after that "maverick" selection.

    It's a new day – time to work together. It can work if we can do that.

    January 6, 2009 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  4. Chris in Va.

    @ Pat.....Pull back firmly using your back and sholders until you hear a loud POP!, then feel free to insert your head up your arse again.

    January 6, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  5. Wynter

    This sounds like Blagovich but at the federal level. What the heck do we have to do to get rid of the Bush Administration? Send in Pest Exterminators?

    Remove the disease from our government!

    January 6, 2009 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  6. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    when will this moron JUST BE GONE?

    January 6, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  7. Proud American

    PROUD American(??) – I'm just as qualified, no wait, I'm more qualified…I've actually lead people in the military and civilian world…and I've also accomplished things in my life…I've actually voted for something instead of "present,' and I don't have criminals for friends…So myself, along with 10's of millions of Americans, are more qualified…to lead…in fact, Wal-mart greeters have had to make bigger decisions than your boy. It just goes to show how much you and other ignorant libs bought into the con game.

    so, as many times as you've been advised….in a year or so, you'll be having to "Get over," the feelings of betrayal…he's no messiah, he's a chameleon puppet, changing color to suit the need…all the while being controlled by the fools in congress….and now, his own cabinet is seeing it…wait til he has to deal with the hardnosed radical muslims…they already know he's a waffle….WOW…you made a good choice…HOPE you're PROUD….
    _____________________________________________________
    Wow Idiot leading American service men and women to their death son't make you qualified Idiot. Your so stupid you think your a war hero. YES i'M PROUD.

    January 6, 2009 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  8. America the Beautiful

    We thank you for the outstanding job you have done for the past 8 years Mr. Bush. We appreciate all of your dedication, wisdom, humility, and fine management skills in times of crisis, and especially your cowboy twanging speeches. We think you should stay in D.C. and assist Obama.

    January 6, 2009 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  9. Proud American

    TCM – 2 MORE WEEKS AND YOU IDIOTS ARE OUT OF THERE. You should really come over to my house and watch Obama being sworn in. No serious we should watch together. Your a real sweet little Idiot.

    January 6, 2009 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  10. P. D.

    First, the Bushes inform the Obama's they can't cant stay at the Blair House after stuffing Howard ( The deposed Autrailan leader ) in the Blair House so his family couldn't live in it is very petty to me. But then again, when hasn't the Bush Administration ben petty?

    January 6, 2009 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  11. musub@yahoo.com

    What do you expect from President Doofus!!

    January 6, 2009 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  12. Tom KS

    GWB is the worst, most vile person to ever hold the office of president in this country. January 20th cannot come soon enough. Hopefully the damage he has done and continues to do will not irreparably harm our country for decades to come.

    January 6, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  13. george regents

    I hope this country erupts into civil war – then this fun loving, left of center, somewhat liberal, gun loving patriot can finally do what he and millions of other similarly minded citizens have wanted to do for years:

    Hunt down every conservative right wing republican politician and their ignorant, narrow minded supporters and every extreme left wing politician and their ignorant, narrow minded supporter, and execute each and everyone of them along with their families.

    Then, and only then, will there be true Americans left, MODERATES.

    Of course, the extreme right wing politician and their supporters get one extra bullet pumped into their thin misshaped skulls to make sure they are truly lifeless.

    My answer for sanity. AMERICA FOR MODERATES!

    January 7, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  14. Confederate Conservative

    The only mistake Bush made is not appointing Cheney to run for President and either McCain or Palin as VP. That woulda beat Osama!

    January 7, 2009 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  15. CBC

    Bush's Legacy

    DEATH
    DESTRUCTION
    AND THE DECAY OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE.

    January 7, 2009 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  16. Chuck

    What a cheap shot. This guy is the worst president in history.

    January 7, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  17. Alan Rehling

    Useless right up to the last minute... that will be Dubya's legacy.
    Bush has been on vacation ever since the election, not that he accomplished much in the last 8 years other than undo decades of progress and international good will.
    The terrorists that he was allegedly defeating wanted to kill Americans, bankrupt our economy and ruin our standing around the world. Funny, that's what Bush did by plunging us into the Iraq war.
    Osama should send Bush some flowers or a nice card of appreciation.

    January 7, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  18. Dyan

    So much for Bush's claims that he was going to make the transition smooth. Apparently, what he meant by 'smooth' really was "I'm going to tie your hands so that you have to do things my way long after I'm gone".

    January 7, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  19. susan hensley

    Re: Colleen January 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET
    "PLEASE and WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE IDIOTS OBAMA Appointed
    especially the idoit with no intelligence experience being appointe to CIA
    OBAMA showing his trues colors what a complete IDIOT"

    Bush had all those experienced guys in intelligence. How did that work out for our country? Invading Iraq using faulty intelligence, yeah that was a good move.

    January 7, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  20. Wake Up Please

    Everyone who voted for Bush needs to take a good hard look at how they got brainwashed/hoodwinked and who brainwashed/hoodwinked them.

    There is little doubt that Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents in American history.

    Only if he will be considered THE worst is a debatable question.

    January 7, 2009 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  21. Seth

    The answer is really simple, Obama needs to rename and re-certify these boards, that would allow him to pick new board members.

    What is so sad about Bush is that he will be walking out out of office in disgrace, leaving behind a broken country, America was once that shiny city on the hill of morality and wealth, we as Americans could look at our children and say " you will have a better life than me" , but now after George bush we are in a fight to save ourselves from the bottom of the barrel.
    GEORGE BUSH AMERICA – We used to threaten the Chinese with withholding if they didn't do what we wanted now with George Bush we had to go cap in hand to the Chinese to borrow money, and those Repubs fanatics want to defend that man.

    January 7, 2009 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  22. hammerclam

    Where is the peace Bush promissed in the Middle East ? Gaza is burning. After bringing so much desaster in the last years the last thing he could do was to work on his promise instead having a tea party.

    January 7, 2009 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  23. Mark

    Bush is an American Hero...
    Too damn bad liberal fools just don't see it yet.. Your time is coming when the President Elect takes office with the Clinton Gang... You will see!

    January 7, 2009 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  24. skydiver

    Sooner the better he leaves

    January 7, 2009 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  25. Linda

    The difference between Buch and Clinton is that Clinton didn't do his best to screw the amarican middle and lower class. When he was in office (even though I did not vote for him either) everyone had money, not just the rich.

    January 7, 2009 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
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