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Clinton pick: Rivalry breeds achievement
The announcement of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state to the Obama administration thrills those who view rivalry and competition as the essential element in achievement.
Some political analysts consider the Clinton appointment in combination with the continuation of Robert Gates as defense secretary a great risk, but Obamas team of rivals reflects the reality that the United States is not a homogeneous country.
By naming Clinton to a position she is very much qualified for, President-elect Barack Obama demonstrates confidence, trust and ambition.