TUESDAY
March 6, 2001
volume 12, no. 65

Report: Bush Prepared to Name Vatican Ambassador



    DENVER, Mar. 5, 01 (CWNews.com) - President George W. Bush is prepared to name the former head of the national Republican Party as his pick as ambassador to the Vatican, according to a report in the Denver Post newspaper on Friday.

    Jim Nicholson, a Colorado developer who spent the last four years as leader of the Republican Party, is "a devout Catholic... perfect for the job," according to sources consulted by the newspaper. Other reports by the National Journal and the Washington Post also name Nicholson as a top prospect for the Vatican, or possibly Australia, although Nicholson himself had reportedly named Secretary of the Army as his first choice. That possibility has faded recently, sources said.

    Nicholson, 63, served four years as chairman of the Republican National Committee. His second term ended in mid-January.


March 6, 2001
volume 12, no. 65
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