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. DS

    Can't believe all the vitriol on this page.

    Obama supporters, come on now, that's not what Obama would have you do. If you disagree with someone and think they are wrong, say it politely without the hatred and fight. Be like your leader.

    Bush supporters, seriously, if there wasn't a leader like Obama who tries to bring both sides together, to listen and cooperate, you folks would get drawn and quartered by the remainder of the people. How about own up to your mistakes and be mature about it?

    January 7, 2009 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  2. Joseph Scruggs

    It will always be this way as long as the people allow it. Although I think President Bush will go down in History as the worst President ever. I believe The stting House and Senate are to blame for the mess we are in. They rubber stamped his policies without being the Constitutional Watchdogs they are suppose to be. Any Administration will do what they are allowed to do. Without the proper checks and balances our Constitution just becomes a piece of paper not the the great foresiteful proclimation it really is. The "Patriot act" and the "Brady Bill" are Documents that is not about Patriatism. They have erroded the rights of our citizens more than anything ever. Al Queada won the war by fear because we allowed them to take our Rights away. That has been the theme of the Bush Administration.
    Oh yea.....just a mention of something I have held to myself for a long time. Told to me by a man who was killed or died shortly after...The media never tried to dig up the dirt that has always been on President Bush. He would never have been President if it had been told that while he was in the Air National Guard. He flew arms To Nicaragua and Cocaine to the Ranch in Texas for Oliver North. They just lost his records......How convienient! So everybody has some blame here.
    "We the people get the Government we deserve" So dont cry now because of some appointments.

    January 7, 2009 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  3. neil

    Why so upset, like Obama promised change ??? Oops sorry he did, didn't he

    January 7, 2009 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  4. Fred

    So that's what W's been doing instead of dealing with the crisis in Gaza. I was just wondering what he was up to! (FYI, "W" stands for Worst).

    January 7, 2009 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  5. Bob the Republican of TN

    I don't understand why you all are flaming the President for these appointments. None of these appointments will have any effect on President-Elect Obama's administration. Eli Manning on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports? Who would make a better choice? There are plenty of other things that the President (and he is still the President) has done that you all can rip on.

    January 7, 2009 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  6. SMR

    Quiet night here without JAE and TCM spewing their hate. Rush Limbaugh must have given them the night off.

    January 7, 2009 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  7. Ted L from UK

    I am really at a complete loss why anyone could possibly feel GW has done a decent job over the past 8 years. I watch Fox (out of curiousity) and listen to Rush and I wonder who they are talking about. They talk about Bill Clinton being a terrible president and Obama as being equally as bad while singing the praises of GW. Lets see: Clinton left a budget surplus, no war, countries that looked up to the US, a narrowing margin between the rich and poor, an expanding workforce, improved college education rates, and economic stability. Yet the Rush Limbaughs and fox News can only talk about Monica. Who cares!!!

    GW left us a TRILLION dollar budget gap, two wars that have accomplished nothing, thousands of lives for oil, illegal wire taps, a president that has ignored the Geneva convention and the War Powers Act. He has done more to ignore the enviroment than any other president. He has allowed a lack of regulation that has caused a meltdown of not only the country's finances, but the world's finances. Let me guess – you say we are somehow "safer" – PLEASE!! As a person that is from another country – the US is no safer today than 9/11. Its a sham.....

    All of you morons that love George Bush...I don't get it. I have come the conclusions that there are 2 types of Bush supporters: 1) Wealthy people – which makes sense as you are the only ones who have benefited from the past 8 years or 2) HICKS – morons from the proverbial heartland of America.....idiots that believe that only Christianity is the only way to get into "heaven"....and GW is your leader....a man who has killed thousands thru war and has enriched a wealthy few and has used his office to help his friends. He has tortured people in the name of God and country – would Jesus do the same?

    Oh well...at least Barack is a good decent man....you may disagree about some of his points of view but he is a man who wants to help out the common man (and that is 99% of us).

    January 7, 2009 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  8. Will Mon

    For those of you who are talking about Burris and saying that you are black, you are a big fat lier!!! No Negro would talk bad about another Negro to white people!!! We stand behind our race 100% regardless if they are wrong or right!! So you white people claiming that you are black, shut up!!!!

    January 7, 2009 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  9. John Dennis

    As I read these great comments, I wish to say thank you to all of you great American citizens who recognize what a disgrace Bush and his Republican cronies were. After eight years of "America held hostage", to borrow a Rush Limbaugh phrase; we all now recognize that the Republican Party is nothing but a stealth organization. It could care less about fiscal conservatism. Shifting American wealth and privilege to family and friends, is all that the Republican Party has ever been about. And are we really safe from terrorism? There are literally thousands of children in Iraq who currently suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). These kids will be Al Queda's new recruits. Some day, they will strap bombs to their chests after they are sworn in as US citizens.
    Jeb Bush in 2012? God help us! Bush family, please move to France!

    January 7, 2009 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  10. Michael

    What's next? A pardon for Charles Manson?

    January 7, 2009 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
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