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Former Volunteers Criticize Bush's Peace Corps Choice
Washington Post - July 27 - Former Volunteers criticize Bush's Peace Corps Choice
Controversy yesterday greeted President Bush's announcement that he had nominated a California Republican fundraiser to head the Peace Corps, with former volunteers accusing his choice of having insufficient experience and Democrats dismissing it as "shallow window dressing" to win Hispanic votes.
Gaddi H. Vasquez, a utility company executive who quit the Orange County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors during its bankruptcy scandal of the 1990s, said yesterday that he was "honored" by the nomination and "enthusiastic and excited" about starting work with the Peace Corps. He declined further comment while his nomination is pending.