INTRODUCTION: TO LOOK LIKE AMERICA-NICOLAUS MILLS

INTRODUCTION: TO LOOK LIKE AMERICA

Nicolaus Mills
It came as no surprise that when the Senate confirmation process was finally completed and Janet Reno was sworn in as attorney general the new Clinton cabinet contained more minorities and women than any previous cabinet in American history. In the third and final presidential debate of the 1992 campaign, Clinton had defined the criteria he intended to use in making his appointments. "I don't think we've got a person to waste," he declared. "I owe the American people a White House staff, a cabinet, and appointments that look like America but that meet high standards of excellence, and that's what I'll do."

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