Andy Card’s last day as chief of staff for President Bush will be April
14. He’ll be replaced by Budget Director Josh Bolton.
Card has served with Bush since day one. He didn’t publicly state a
reason for stepping down, although a number of news sources have reported the
senior staff at the White House was simply worn to a frazzle.
But many Republicans have been calling for fresh talent at the White
House in the wake of several missteps – including the Dubai ports deal and the
administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
Truckers may remember Andy Card as secretary of transportation in the
early 1990s when random, roadside drug and alcohol testing was being introduced
on a pilot basis in four states.