|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.