August 17, 2001 - OC Weekly: DONíT BE STUPID, BE A GADDI, COME AND JOIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, August 16, 2001 - 4:25 pm: Edit Post

Read the story from the Orange County Weekly on Gaddi Vasquez at:

DONíT BE STUPID, BE A GADDI, COME AND JOIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

DONíT BE STUPID, BE A GADDI, COME AND JOIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

The Boston Globe carried an Aug. 6 editorial blasting President George "Dubya" Bushís nomination of former Orange County Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez to head the U.S. Peace Corps. "The public has learned to shrug off the practice of both Democratic and Republican presidents who reward generous campaign contributors with plum ambassadorships, from Dublin to Rome," states the Globe. "But a line should be drawn at handing out the top posts of important government agencies this way, especially when the nomineeís public-service experience was to help bankrupt his county." Ouch! Vasquez led OCís Board of Stupes to the largest municipal financial collapse ($2.1 buh-buh-billion!) in U.S. history before resigning in shame to become vice president of now-near-bankrupt Southern California Edison. Ironically, the Globeís new editor is Marty Baron, who, while editor of the Los Angeles Times Orange County edition, made the cover of the Weeklyís second issue (Susan Paternoís "Whooops! How the Times and Register blew Orange Countyís story of the decade," Sept. 22, 1995). If Baron had any influence over the editorialís placement, perhaps heís making up for past blunders. Too bad his old paper isnít following suit. As of this writing, the Times has not taken an editorial stand on the Vasquez nomination (must need further study, eh, guys?). The Register ran a Vasquez nomination editorial back on July 27, but it didnít deal with whether heís fit to run a $275 million agency. Instead, in typical loony libertarian fashion, the Reg urged Vasquez to privatize the Peace Corps.


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