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Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Atrios points out that Bush has made a, um, interesting appointment to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank:

The White House made a number of recess appointments last week as Congress fled for spring break. One was April H. Foley, a "homemaker," according to campaign contribution disclosure documents, from South Salem, N.Y. She was named to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank. The appointment is good until Congress adjourns next year.

So why a homemaker for this job? Well, "early in her career," the White House announcement says, she was director of business planning for corporate strategy with PepsiCo Inc. and director of strategy for Reader's Digest Association. More recently, she was president of the United Way of Northern Westchester County, N.Y. Not all of it, just the northern part.

Still not locked in on the merits? Did we mention she used to date George W. Bush when both were at Harvard Business School and has remained friends with him?

Yes, that's right: he appointed his ex-girlfriend to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank. Yeah, that EXIM bank. I'm not sure if this is just ridiculous or part of an effort to shut down something that conservatives aren't too fond of. Probably not though, right guys? Uh, guys?