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June 7, 2013 8:08 am

Why Obama Chose Susan Rice

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U.S. Ambassador to UN, Susan Rice. Photo: wiki commons

Politico – Since Rahm Emanuel packed his bags, President Barack Obama has recruited senior staffers who mirror his regimented, stay-in-your-lane style — but his choice of Susan Rice as National Security Adviser represents a shift back to the days when the West Wing brimmed with big ideas and even bigger egos.

In picking the lightning-rod U.N. Ambassador to replace the lower-key, process-driven Tom Donilon, Obama has broken with recent history to tap a colorful, ideological — and ultimately unpredictable — replacement, a move geared at energizing the White House and crafting a more coherent Obama Doctrine that moves beyond “leading from behind.”

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