July 5, 1995: Vasquez buffs political image

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, September 01, 2001 - 5:38 pm: Edit Post

Vasquez buffs political image

GOVERNMENT: Once a rising
Republican star, Gaddi Vasquez must
sort out how to put the O.C. bankruptcy
behind him and restart his career.

July 10, 1995


The Orange County Register

Vasquez has long been a politician defined more for his potential than his
accomplishments: He was appointed to his job in 1987 and re-elected twice with
only token opposition. He was a rising star deliberative to a fault, blasted for
sidestepping hot issues. He was more prominent nationally than in the bowels of
one of the messiest municipal quandaries the nation has seen.

At 40, Vasquez is young enough for a political resurrection. In an office
surrounded by photos of his idol, former President Richard Nixon, Vasquez has
found comfort reading how Nixon coped with the disgrace of resigning and
re-emerged as a national political figure.

But unlike Nixon, Vasquez flourished by being more popular than driven. In the
weeks after the bankruptcy, residual goodwill in his district buffered him against a
possible recall. He built bridges and _ until he joined two colleagues in backing the
sales-tax increase _ took stands on issues stoking little controversy.

"Knowing Gaddi, this is not the end of his political career," Chapman University
President James Doti said. "I wouldn't be surprised to see an appointment at the
national level for him. He is highly recognized and respected in the Republican
Party. This very principled decision on his part will enhance his political career in
the future. I believe that, in the end, his qualities as a public servant will win out."

Supervisor Marian Bergeson said, "I have seen the rise and fall of too many
politicians _ and frankly, it's never over. A politician will be resurrected by his own
wits and ability to attract a constituency. Gaddi can be a very formidable leader in
government. He's articulate, and with his own sense of timing, will surface again."

Vasquez has insisted all along he was planning to bow out without a job in the
wings. He chuckled while recounting that he'd heard seven or eight rumors about
what he'd be doing, including going to work for an earlier employer, the Edison
Co., or for county land baron the Irvine Co. (Both say he's not.)

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By sabia sultana on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 4:47 pm: Edit Post

i am a student of International Relations department of the University of Dhaka(Bangladesh).
I want to know the answers of my following questions so that i can clearify my concepts abt ' political image'.
sir, the questions are...
1)What is image?(a country's political image in Her home and abroad)
2)What are the determinants of image?
I will be very much greatfull if you please give me the answers.

sabia sultana
International Relations
University of Dhaka.

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