President Bush has chosen Robert Saliterman, a Treasury Department communications staffer, as his new spokesman for the post-presidency.
Saliterman worked at the White House communications shop on finance issues before moving to Treasury a little over a year ago to work for David H. McCormick, undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs.
The spokesman pick has not yet been announced, but those familiar with the president’s decison-making confirmed the choice. The White House earlier today announced that Michael E. Meece will be Mr. Bush’s chief of staff in Texas.
Mr. Bush and first lady Laura Bush will live in Dallas, near Southern Methodist University, where the president’s library and think tank will be constructed in the coming years. One of the first things Mr. Bush is likely to do is write a book. He has said the book will focus on the toughest decisions he has had to make as president.