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. PULEEEZZZ!! lets tell some truth

    The people who think BUSH did a good job 'protecting' us are BLIND. BUSH and his people had plenty of warning about 9/11. The whole world was 'on our side' untill that IDIOT got everyone to hate the US. 9/11 was used by BUSH, CHENEY, and RICE to scare us, manipulate us, and look at the mess he is leaving us in. Thank GD everything has a beginning, middle, and end, although it will take YEARS to undue the mess this maniac has created under the name of PATRIOTISM..

    January 6, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. Wayne D. PA

    Give Bush a hand he did his best but it was not good enough. I will miss him everybody will cry with happiness.

    January 6, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. sam

    Idiot

    January 6, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Abe Froman - Chicago

    What is everyone upset about? Every President does this, including President's Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Ford, Johnson, etc.

    As far as Clinton leaving us safe? Didn't terrorists bomb the World Trade Center in 1993? Didn't terrorists bomb the US Embassys in Africa? Didn't terrorists bomb the USS Cole? Didn't they catch a terrorist who wanted to blow up the Space Needle in 2000?

    January 6, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. theresa

    Jedd- who told you that the economy was the best? Last time I checked it was in the toilet. George Bush will be remembered as the president who terrorized the country, took advantage of his position, was stupid, racist, sexist, and the worst president ever. And as for keeping us safe...it wouldn't have been necessary if he were more concerned about our own country than the interests of his buddies in foreign oil. The blood of every soul lost in Iraq is on his hands. Good riddance. God bless the troops and hopefully now that a non-idiot war mongrel will be in office, they will all come home safe...what's left of them, and those who are leaving part of themselves scattered across the desert will be properly taken care of. Instead of tax money going to those appointments, it should go to soldiers!

    January 6, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Oh No!

    Just goes to show you that too many government workers cannot find legitimate employment on their own.

    I guess the only thing worse than these pathetic losers are the voters that keep putting the same morons in the government. Time for a change.

    January 6, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. Proud American

    John January 6th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

    The Justice Department should investigate each and every last one one of them!
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    Agreed, but who's going to investigate the Justice Dept.?

    January 6, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Dan

    I know that it is the default position to assume that anything Bush does is wrong, with some fair history to support it, but most of these people seem ok.

    HOWEVER, Elliot Abrams is another story – how this conceited low-life ended up back on the public dole after lying to congress (and pleading guilty) is beyond me.

    January 6, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. Bob from Ohio

    I hope Fed up in Colorado is correct – 60 days to undo these appointments? Here's looking forward to a vast improvement and restoring relations with the rest of the world!

    January 6, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Gil

    I bet these are a bunch of real winners! Just like most of his appointments like Libby etc. What else can this man do before he leaves office to mess up America even more. Bimbo plus!

    January 6, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  11. Jen

    Given the stupidity of our PE's pick for CIA Director, we should pray Bush was able to appoint someone to that position too. At least he picks people who actually have some skill in the job they are asked to do...I mean, really, who in their right mind asks a economics trained person to head an intelligence agency in charge of protecting our country?

    January 6, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. Danny Corrigan

    Why shouldn't Bush make these appointments. With the finely tuned sense of judgement that brought us "Way to go Brownie" and Roberto Gonzeleus I'm sure these nominations will give us years of people who can "Think outside the box" (or outside of reality for that matter.). It's actually one of his more intelligent moves. He needs to keep people who have been around him the last 8 years busy as possible so they have little time for tell-all books.

    January 6, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. SGOLD

    I am disgusted by some of the Bush appointments to the Holocaust Memorial Council. How can some of the very people who supported the Bush-Cheney torture policy now be permitted to govern that council? As one of the original museum members I am disheartened by this turn of events.

    January 6, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  14. JKT

    Obama should not reverse these appointments–he should eliminate these positions. Just looking over this list shows how unnecessary ALL of them are. And that's OUR taxpayer money. Barack, please just abolish these positions once and for all!

    January 6, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  15. Action

    Cronyism to the end....."Doin' a heckuva job Bushie!".....

    January 6, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  16. colleen

    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

    January 6, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  17. Marco

    I think whole world should give a good riddence party for him.....

    Things will be better once he leaves....

    January 6, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  18. Loretta

    Looks like Obama is appointing all of Clintons people. Does he not know he is already screwing up things. With all the democrates in Washington now the smell must be bad. We, the smart people, will
    miss you Mr Bush. Good luck to you and may God bless you and your
    family. You are the best.

    January 6, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. clifford

    Thank you President Bush for your years of service and for holding Obamas hand by making these appointments!!

    January 6, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  20. INDEPENDENT

    BUSH IS AN IDIOT!!

    January 6, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  21. Ron

    in other words, Bush 41 will effectively rule through 2014 – fantastic news! sounds like that will be right around when he'll install son Jeb in the White House to further his run.

    January 6, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  22. bruce

    ...the trough must be gigantic!

    January 6, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  23. Laura in VA

    just let him fade away and let's totally support the new direction we'll be going. Go Obama!!!!!

    January 6, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  24. Pat

    Titi January 6th, 2009 9:15 pm ET
    I feel sorry for Obama to have illiterate and ignorant supporters
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    I agree. And THEY will be Obama's demise!!!!!

    January 6, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  25. Pat

    andrea January 6th, 2009 9:11 pm ET
    what a disgusting man!!!
    ___________________

    What a disgusting woman you are !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 6, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
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