effective April 14th. Josh Bolten will take over the Chief of Staff position.
“After five-and-a-half years, he thought it might be time to return to private life and this past weekend, I accepted Andy’s resignation,” Bush said. “Andy Card has served me and our country in historic times,” including the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, economic ups and downs and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush said.
Card has also made great legislative achievements on issues such as education and Medicare, and he helped confirm two Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts.
“In all these challenges, and accomplishments, I have relied on Andy’s wise counsel, his calm in crisis, his absolute integrity and his tireless commitment to public service,” Bush said. “Andy is respected by his colleagues for his humility, his decency and his thoughtfulness. They look at him as a role model and they, like me, will miss him.”