The Washington Post’s Dan Egan, in “Bush Faithful Rewarded with Jobs” provides a final wrap-up of political appointments by the outgoing Bush Administration. Egan says that President Bush made about 100 appointments in his last few weeks in office to a variety of part-time positions that have term appointments. The positions are a mix of paid and unpaid jobs, such as membership on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. Appointees, in some cases, would outlast President Obama’s first term in office.
Egan noted: “Most of the positions are unpaid and are valued more for their status than for monetary compensation. Yet the appointments show how political connections matter even for the most obscure Washington jobs, and they illustrate the extent to which presidents have an impact well after they leave the White House.”
His article details who got which position for a number of folks, so if you’re curious, check it out!