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Bush's Physician Gets Last-Minute Appointment

By Ed O'Keefe
Richard J. Tubb
Brig. Gen. and Dr. Richard J. Tubb serves as President Bush's physician. He's one of the newest appointees to the U.S. Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors.

With one week to go before he leaves office, President Bush has appointed two more members of his administration to an obscure board, as he has done twice before in the past month. Bush also named an acting director at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to lead the office until Barack Obama's pick wins Senate confirmation.

This time the president appointed U.S. trade representative Susan C. Schwab, former Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Richard J. Tubb (the president's personal physician) to complete terms on the U.S. Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors. Earlier this month he appointed cabinet secretaries and White House staffers to the Holocaust Memorial Council. In late December he named outgoing mid-level administration officials to other obscures commissions and boards.

Separately, the president named Patrick Ward as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The official White House announcement is after the jump.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2009

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to appoint three individuals and designate one individual to serve in his Administration.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy.

Robin Hayes, of North Carolina, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/30/11;

Susan C. Schwab, of Maryland, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/30/11;

Richard J. Tubb, of Wisconsin, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/30/09.

The President intends to designate Patrick Ward, of Virginia, to be Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 13, 2009; 10:27 AM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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