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White House Chief of Staff Card resigns

The announcement came after a series of missteps that have sent Bush's approval rating to all-time lows.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 23:12 IST

US President George W Bush announced on Tuesday that he has accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Andrew Card.

Bush said Card, who held the position since he took office, wanted to "return to private life". He will be replaced by Joshua Bolten, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The announcement came after a series of missteps that have sent Bush's approval rating to all-time lows.

They include a botched White House response to Hurricane Katrina last August, a mishandled Supreme Court nomination and the misjudgement of how the country would handle turning the management of some US ports over to a company that is based in Dubai.

Even members of Bush's own party had called for a shake-up, pointing out that working for the president was a demanding job and that a certain level of fatigue had set in.

Bush said he would miss Card and praised his "wise counsel, his calm in crisis, his absolute integrity, and his tireless commitment to public service."