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A “Rooney Rule” for ambassador openings

(Paul Mirengoff) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced yesterday that “every time we have an opening for an ambassador position, at least one of the candidates must be a minority candidate.” This is a version of the Rooney Rule used by the NFL to fill coaching vacancies. It’s named after former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney. Ironically, Rooney was U.S. ambassador to Ireland during the Obama administration.
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