Chris Shays to be named CIA Director?

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RPCV Chris Shays to be named CIA Director? RPCV Chris Shays to be named CIA Director?
The Washington Post is reporting that Fiji RPCV and Congressman Chris Shays is on Bush's short list to run the Central Intelligence Agency. "The likelihood of their choosing me, I think, is fairly remote," Shays said but added that he would consider the job if it were offered. Meanwhile Shays is in a competitive race for his seat in Connecticut. What do you think?

By Colin Gallagher ( - on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 9:59 am: Edit Post

Shays must not accept the post (if it is offered to him), as he is an RPCV. It sends the wrong message to the world. The comments of Shays alone (stating that he would consider the job if offered) may have already caused irreperable harm to Peace Corps programs in certain countries.

There is no such thing as a "former PCV." If you've served and returned, you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Never should there be even the appearance of a connection between our intelligence agencies and Peace Corps. It's that simple.

-C. Gallagher
Member, Families of Sept. 11
(Outgoing) Board Representative, NorCal Peace Corps Association (Monterey Bay / Santa Cruz Contingent)
Board Representative, SEIU Local 817

By JoanneMarie Roll ( on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 3:52 pm: Edit Post

I echo C. Gallagher. As usual, he is absolutely right. Even the speculation that an RPCV would be considered for Director of the CIA links the two organization in a risky way. JUST SAY NO, CHRIS

RPCV Colombia 63-65

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