June 16, 1995: Goodbye Gaddi

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The Orange County Register

Goodbye, Gaddi

June 16, 1995

Byline: The Orange County Register

Bravo to Mr. Vasquez, whose fundamental decency he
has allowed gracefully to surface.
Of course, it would be naive for us not to acknowledge that Mr. Vasquez's
re-election chances, following fiasco Citron , look as bleak as, say, Lyndon
Johnson's when he decided not to seek re-election in 1968. But for people of
mature mind and spiritual peace, misfortunes can have a wonderfully clarifying
effect about just what in life is important. This could well be the story with Mr.
Vasquez. Certainly the desire to give more time to one's family _ which Mr.
Vasquez claims is his main motivation _ is laudable, as is the implicit admission that
perpetual, uninterrupted service in public office isn't necessarily conducive to
psychic health, or, indeed, to the larger health of society.

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