Friday, December 5, 2008

Three women in Obama's cabinet

As President-elect Obama announced key members of his national security and foreign policy team , accompanying his words was a stunning visual: Of the six appointees joining Obama on stage, three were women. we were thrilled to finally see, as Al Kamen called it in his Washington Post column, "a national security team that looks like the nation." We congratulate these women--Senator Hillary Clinton, Obama's choice for Secretary of State, longtime White House Project advocate Governor Janet Napolitano for Secretary of Homeland Security, and Susan Rice for US Ambassador to the United Nations--on their remarkable achievement, particularly as it comes in a field overwhelmingly dominated by men.

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