October 14, 2004
Arizona State University
Dear students, faculty, and staff of Arizona State University:
With more than 60 million Americans watching, Arizona State University pulled off its first presidential debate
flawlessly and with great grace and style. The effort to bring a presidential debate to Arizona was years in the making.
It involved many people and much hard work. Your commitment to the success of this effort allowed Arizona State University - and the State of Arizona - to shine in the national spotlight. Further, you've created a renewed atmosphere of public discourse and student political involvement at the University.
You were flexible in spite of the demands created by construction crews, security, parking and the media.
On behalf of the State of Arizona, I thank you for your involvement and for your commitment
to the success of the presidential debate.
You made us all proud.
Yours very truly,