White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card Resigns

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Washington Post is reporting that White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. announced his resignation this morning, effective April 14th. He will be replaced by Joshua B. Bolten who currently serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Card has been President Bush's Chief of Staff since the beginning of the president's first term in 2001 and has served longer than any person in that position since Sherman Adams under President Eisenhower.

Wikipedia has short biographies on Card and Bolten.

Speculation: Card is leaving to play a significant role in the presidential campaign of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.


Fresh Air said...

This is probably a good thing. Let's not forget that Card was the one who failed to warn the president about Harriet Miers.