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. vinh

    I wonder if the US constitution framers had any idea that their intent would eventually be exercised this way?

    January 6, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. jerry

    Terrorists did not hit US since 2001 ! Are all you people that ignorant ?
    OOPS! Almost forgot ! It is a CNN crowd. God Bless W for saving American lives!

    January 6, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. johnosa

    What can the incoming president do about these appointments? A lot of things are wrong with this constitution. Something has to be done. I hope Obama will revoke these appointments and many more.

    January 6, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  4. jedd

    Bush would be remembered as the best President as he defended all of us and kept us safe and our economy the best...sorry guys.

    January 6, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  5. catmom

    George Bush cannot be bothered to do anything about the Mid East or the economy but he can try his best to leave a stain on the country. And they have the nerve to talk about Blagojevich. Pitiful, pitiful, pitiful.
    Oh, Albo58, nothing, nothing Bill Clinton ever did hurt this country the way George Bush has. You all can whine all you want but despite Bill Clinton's moral failures he kept this country relatively safe and prosperous.

    January 6, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    This is amazing the actions of Bush will continue on as it has the past 8 years in the cronies he will appoint

    January 6, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. Nebraskan for a change

    So the Bush legacy will go on to haunt us through his new apointees, isn't that just great

    January 6, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  8. ME IN FL

    This man really is set to destroy this country and the American people. What else is he going to do before leaving for good!!!! Bush go away!!! We do not want to see or hear you unless you are behind bars

    Hope PE Obama undo all these appointments.

    January 6, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  9. James

    The reason you don't see many Bush supporters comments is we are all out working so the whiners can post.

    January 6, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. Jan Illinois

    "Hey there, I I I just thought that I I I'd help out a few of my aol buddies right there before they throw me out of this here place. Ya know return a few favors right there". "Go Now and take your posse with you cow poke!!!!

    January 6, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  11. Nutter

    If you make sure that Obama is president for the next EIGHT years (vote!) then all of these people will eventually be replaced by Obama picks. Hope.

    January 6, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. abag

    Jedd YOU ARE A MORON

    January 6, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. Mr. Canada

    Hey, you people voted in the worst president of all time not once, but twice. Who are the real fools? Hopefully Obama can drag you sorry asses out of the gutter!

    January 6, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  14. David

    I wish this board had people with any intellectual value. You make comments just to make comments. Do you realize most of these boards and councils are non-paying? The members are usually nominated by others with the President signing off on the appointment. A lot of the appointments are continuations of current appointments. I seriously doubt any decision by these boards will ever make a difference in your life. Based on the way most of you type and talk, I do not think any of you can be considered a Fulbright Scholar. Please educate yourself before you speak next time. There is a good book out their called the Federalist Papers. You might learn something about our government and how it works.

    January 6, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  15. SkyKing

    Since the Repubs want Obama to do away with everything unnecessary...maybe he should start with the Repubs!!....Oh forgot...Bush already did that!!

    January 6, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  16. Griff

    No Bull? The Dead Heads are always here,,,
    how fcould I make contact with you? You can also be a part of us Ghosts...

    January 6, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    bush forgot to give roger cleman a job

    January 6, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  18. Evan

    Hey, Jedd, Bush didn't "defend" us all, keep us safe or do the economy any favors.

    Here's the scoop. Actually, it's historical in nature, the type of plot that any good movie could use. When the bad guys (Al Queda) wanted to effect a change in the government, they committed a terrorist act. The voters of that country had a tendency to vote for the other party because the current party in party couldn't stop the terrorism. Now, if the bad guys had committed a terrorist act before the election 4 years ago, the voters of America (at least the ones who didn't have sense enough to not vote for Bush) would have voted for a Democrat (won't get into the whole stolen election thing).

    Basically, we had an incompetent president who didn't know what the heck he was doing. He was the perfect pawn for the terrorists. Imagine the problems the bad guys would have had if a competent president had been sitting in the Oval Office the last 8 years? By the terrorists NOT taking action against the United States, that kept Bush in power which is exactly what the bad guys wanted.

    Now, take a look at your 20th century history and you'll see a parallel with this in the early to mid 40's.

    January 6, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  19. Proud American

    Dear God Laura should have this Idiot put to sleep.

    January 6, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. Jim

    "W" doesn't dissapoint. Incompetent, arrogant, and clueless until his very last day. Can't wait until Jan 20, 09

    January 6, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  21. PA

    Own thinking and policy making???? With what??? The only way that could possibly happen is if the Bionic Man's Robotic Brain was reproduced and inserted. Bush hasn't got enough money left for that project and Congress would Veto such illegimate, pork barrel spending on a sure to fail bogus experiment! Just Oust him out the door on the toe of the Iraqui shoe flung at him!

    January 6, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  22. Proud American

    This Idiot shouldn't be allowed to appoint the pope at Catholic.

    January 6, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  23. seabee

    I find it unbelievable that even in his latter days of "full rule" Bush has found pleasure in "putting it too them" ! Sad, Sad, Sad .....I say... And to hear his father/Bush Sr., say recently that he would like to see his son/Jebb be the third Bush president is outright greed; realizing the failure of both Bush's performance as president. As one who has watched/witnessed the republican party go sour... OH WELL.....

    January 6, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  24. IKE in Atlanta

    PAY FOR PLAY; PLAY FOR PAY

    January 6, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  25. John

    George Bush is going to be the worst president right down to the last minute.

    Take the Blair House for instance, it was occupied so President Elect Obama couldn't move in early to let his children go to school – ops, it was a lie, it is empty just like the moral content of this past administration!

    January 6, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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