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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soundoff (310 Responses)
  1. Objective thinking

    "Al, atheist from California" – What does Bush not being in prison have to do with whether or not these appointments are good choices? Oh yeah, NOTHING.

    January 6, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. Chris Edmunds

    i wonder how much these people donated to the Republican party

    January 6, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Willy Brown

    Fill them now befor Bamabi fills them with Clinton cast off's.

    January 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. Elsee

    Go away, President Lame Duck. Stop doing anything. You are so tainted.

    January 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  5. MsAud

    He just can't leave things alone can he?

    January 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. MikeH

    Can we downsize government to help with the budget, and in doing so lay off ALL the Bush appointees off (last in, first out)?

    January 6, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. Margaret Anderson

    We need to hit the undo button on Bush. He is a madman gone crazy.

    January 6, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  8. HARLAND

    I HATE TO SEE HIM GO I THINK HE IS GREAT PRES. HE MADE AMERICA SAFER AFTER SEP. 11, AND STRONGER ALSO .LOWER TAXES . THE ECONOMIC PROBLEM, AND HOUSEING WAS CLINTONS THING HE STARTED IT BECAUSE HE WANTED EVERYONE TO BUY A HOUSE EVEN IF THEY COULD NOT PAY FOR IT !!! ( HOUSING ACT )

    January 6, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  9. Thanks George.....

    7 years without a single terrorist attack on our soil-well done-
    how will Obama improve on a 100% perfect record?--

    He can't--better buy your armored cars and flak jackets NOW.

    January 6, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  10. Chris in Va.

    Any appointments made by this criminal should be considered "tainted" as well and should be ignored by U.S. lawmakers and citizens.

    January 6, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  11. Cynthia - Arkansas

    I think these people will feel a little uneasy with the all the smart folks that Obama has in place. They probably won't last very long when they are expected to actually DO SOMETHING! This will surely work itself out.

    January 6, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  12. No fan

    He's been helping out his friends ever since he got into office; it's just more blatant now.

    January 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  13. Texas Teacher

    Doesn't he have an appointment for his housekeeper? :(

    Come on... this man will be making cronie appointmenst until the day he leaves Washington. This man and his family has NO shame.... none whatsoever! Disgusting......

    January 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. alvino

    He is just like the energizer bunny, he just keeps going and going through taxpayer money.

    January 6, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  15. I wish

    I wish you ill will coward Bush.

    January 6, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  16. Candice - TN

    Trying to infect the Obama administration I see. That should be against the law to ensure someone's job in the next administration at the last minute. What's up Bush jealous Obama's been making so many appointments and you want the spotlight too? lol Jan. 20th can't come fast enough!

    January 6, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. Fenney Derden

    I couldn't believe it when CNN announced that potty mouth Kathy Griffin would be co-host with Anderson Cooper at the dropping of the ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve. You must have scrapped the bottom of the barrell. Yuk!

    January 6, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  18. L.Dorman, Sarasota

    Who cares? Bush is done, thank God

    January 6, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  19. Minnesotan

    Bush the Traitor... just up to his same old tricks... Can't wait for the lawsuits and trials for crimes against humanity and treason begin!

    January 6, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  20. Gil

    Anybody and anything will be better than the bimbo's of the bush administration who have ruined this country even though the extreme right thinks things are and were just fine for the last 8 years. To them I say, "get a life!"

    January 6, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. GD

    Politics = favors. Period.

    Every successful politician has gotten where they are via political favors, and Obama is no exception.

    January 6, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. SA in OO

    Has Dubya appointed anyone to the building committee for his Presidential Library yet? Will his library have any books? Isn't that a non sequitur?

    President Bush . . . Library

    Maybe he should get a born again Presidential Church, or a George W. Bush Presidential baseball park (minor league of course.) But a presidential library assumes he has actually thought enough about the job he was charged with doing that archiving all of his extensive notes, papers, and detailed deliberations on the theoretical and/or strategic directions he has led the coutry in, would be of interest to future presidents.

    The deep and critical thinking that this president has engaged in over the last 8 years could be covered in one thin paper back, but only if you threw in a lot of pictures.

    January 6, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. Butch Dillon

    Just another way to leave garbage in his wake.

    January 6, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. mary the clerk

    BUSH IS PATHETIC........Thank god the evil Bush empire has been destroyed forever......

    Its a new world folks!!!

    WE LOVE YOU OBAMA

    January 6, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  25. SMR

    I'm sure this ticks off PE Obama and I hope they will go after him and his cronies for for the devastation of our great country. Some of these appointments last up to 6 years after bush leaves office. This kind of actions by a lame duck President is just sickning. Just the more we Dems will have to work hard starting 2010 to recruit more voters in the coming years. The only way our Country will become strong and stay strong is if we oust the Reps forever!!! I'm lost for words out of anger towards the WORST PRESIDENT IN U S HISTORY.

    January 6, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
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