Andy Card to Remain Chief of Staff
Card to stay on at White House (WaTi – UPI)
White House Chief of Staff Andy Card will stay on in his current post, a White House official said Monday. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Card, who participated in discussions regarding the shape of the next Bush Cabinet during the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, has been asked by the president to remain in his post.
There had been some speculation that Card would leave the White House at the end of the first Bush term, either to return to the private sector or to take on the leadership of a major government agency such as the U.S. Treasury or the Department of Homeland Security, should those agencies find themselves without leaders.
Card, a former Massachusetts state legislator and U.S. secretary of Transportation, is a longtime Bush family confidant going back to the George H.W. Bush’s 1980 run for the GOP nomination.
Interesting. The Chief of Staff job has to be incredibly draining. I’m a bit surprised Card is willing to sign on for another tour.