November 5 - White House Press Secretary questioned about Gaddi Vasquez

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By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, November 05, 2001 - 4:10 pm: Edit Post

Columnist and legendary reporter, Helen Thomas, asked Bush's Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer, at the daily White House Press Conference today about the Vasquez appointment. The exchange can be found at:

White House Press Briefing

Q Ari, is the President going to pursue the nomination, the appointment, of Mr. Gaddi as Peace Corps director when he has no foreign relations experience, when he presided over the nearly $2 billion bankruptcy of Orange County, when he is opposed as unqualified by several previous Peace Corps directors?

MR. FLEISCHER: Helen, as you know, anybody that the President has announced for an appointment, he of course supports. And in the case of anybody else who has not yet announced --

Q But he's not qualified, and in these particular times, wouldn't you want someone who knew the world?

MR. FLEISCHER: Well, you're saying in your opinion he's not qualified, others may differ.

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