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Old 12-25-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Bush has holiday gift for aides _ parttime jobs

Dec 24 01:49 PM US/Eastern
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of President George W. Bush's aides and top administration officials have no idea what they'll do when the next president takes over in 28 days. Bush has now given some of them at least a little idea how they will occupy their time.

The White House on Wednesday announced Bush's choices of 24 people for spots on a total of 10 boards, councils and committees, and many of thosre getting essentially parttime jobs are people who have been prominent in his two terms in office.

Some examples:

_Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Nancy Brinker, the chief of protocol for Bush and a longtime friend, are among the president's choices for six-year terms on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

_Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Bush political affairs director Barry Jackson are being appointed members of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, for six-year terms that expire in late 2014.

_Anita McBride, chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush, is being given a three-year term on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

_Bush is giving four-year terms on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations to Maria Cino, the president and CEO of the 2008 Republican National Convention and a former deputy Transportation secretary under Bush, and to Israel Hernandez, a former top aide to Bush political guru Karl Rove and now an assistant commerce secretary.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Do any of them even need benefits? If they do, then this is a great screw you......
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sandyd, these are no-show prestige positions with very nice (ie, $100k+) salaries. They meet once a month, once every three months... whatever. Of course, if the person DOES wish to take an active part there's nothing stopping them, and some do -- but it's not expected. The organization gets a famous name on it's board, and the famous name gets to add to their bank account. In the case of Rice, Brinker, and Gutierrez, they will make FAR more with books and speaking appearances.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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They still don't give benefits....one bad heart attack or cancer wipes out the 100K. Sure I'd love a part-time, no show job that pays good money but....does their gov benefits follow them for life? If yes, then they can retire if they want (although few seem able to cope with the idea at those levels of competitiveness behavior).

I know most can easily find something else and this is suppose to be a sweet deal but I also know looks can be deceiving......
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They're better off than the rest of us:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...benefits_x.htm
http://www.ipl.org.ar/ref/QUE/FARQ/pensionFARQ.html
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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So is that the healthcare some have wanted to open up and offer to everyone?


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You could probably get elected to Congress. It's not all that difficult.
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