Joshua B. Bolten
Joshua B. Bolten took over April 14, 2006, as President George W. Bush's Chief of Staff "with authority to do whatever he deemed necessary to stabilize Bush's presidency, and he has moved quickly with changes," Terence Hunt reported for the Associated Press.
In a White House shakeup, Joel Kaplan, who had been in "the No. 2 job in the White House budget office" under Bolten, was promoted to be Bush's Deputy Chief of Staff, taking over Karl Rove's responsibilities as Bush's chief policy coordinator, Hunt wrote.
"For the two years prior to joining the White House, Mr. Bolten was Policy Director of the Bush presidential campaign. For the five years preceding that, from 1994 to 1999, Mr. Bolten was Executive Director, Legal & Governmental Affairs, for Goldman Sachs International in London."
Bolten was "Policy director, Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign and presidential transition; executive director for legal and government affairs, Goldman Sachs International in London; deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush for legislative affairs; general counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; international trade counsel, Senate Finance Committee; private practice, O'Melveny & Myers." 
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Official Biography: Joshua B. Bolten, Office of Management and Budget.
Articles & Commentary
- Elisabeth Bumiller, An Invisible Aide Leaves Fingerprints, New York Times, January 6, 2003.
- David Stout, Big Deficits Seen, New York Times, February 3, 2003.
- David E. Rosenbaum, House Budget Chairman Vows Tax Cuts and Balanced Budget, New York Times, March 12, 2003.
- Mike Allen, Quiet Maven Steps Onto the Policy Stage. Deficits Challenge OMB Pick, Washington Post, May 23, 2003.
- Elisabeth Bumiller, Budget Director Girds for Angry Congress, New York Times, February 2, 2004.
- "Who's Who in the White House," Washington Post, updated June 22, 2005.
- News Release: "President Thanks Andy Card, Announces Bolten as New Chief of Staff," White House, The Oval Office, March 28, 2006.
- Terence Hunt, "Bolten to Replace Card As Chief of Staff," Associated Press, March 28, 2006.
- Janet Hook, "Bolten a biker, a bowler and a Bush loyalist," Los Angeles Times (Chicago Tribune), March 29, 2006.
- Terence Hunt, "Rove Surrenders Some Control in Shake-Up," Associated Press, April 20, 2006.