WASHINGTON (March 28, 2006) — Andrew H. Card has resigned after five years as White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush. He will be succeeded by Joshua Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
While no official reason was given for Mr. Card's resignation, the announcement comes at a time when the Bush administration is beleaguered by growing criticism of its policies and President Bush's job approval rating has reached the lowest point in his tenure. A number of prominent Republicans within and outside of Congress have called for some staff changes and fresh ideas.
Mr. Card served as secretary of transportation in the administration of President Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, and served as president of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers before being chosen as White House chief of staff.