Tuesday, April 18, 2006


And we all thought he was going to keep it in the family, you know one of the kids or something.
Bush Picks Portman as Budget Director: "Portman, subject to Senate confirmation, will replace Joshua B. Bolten, who started his new post as White House chief of staff on Friday afternoon and used his first full day on the job Monday to signal plans for a broader shakeup of the president's politically wounded operation.

Age: 50 (B. Dec. 19, 1955)

Education: B.A., Anthropology, Dartmouth College, 1979; J.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1984

Career: Appointed U.S. Trade Representative in April 2005. Previously served in the House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 2nd Congressional District, 1993-2005. Associate, Patton Boggs, 1984-1986; Graydon, Head and Ritchey, 1986-1989, and 1991-1993; Official in the first Bush Administration, 1989-1991.

Family: Wife Jane, and three children.

Post Coverage:
Database: Portman's Congressional Voting Record
(Served from 1993-2005)
Transcript: 'Bush Announces Appointment of New Budget Director'
(April 18, 2006)

Archives: 'Rep. Portman Named Next U.S. Trade Representative'
(March 18, 2005)

Portman, who spent 12 years representing Ohio in the House and served in the Republican leadership before Bush appointed him to the trade post last year, will be a popular choice on Capitol Hill, administration officials predicted."
Not one to rock to the boat, eh?
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