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Which Heavyweight Does Albright Prefer?

When President Clinton chose MADELEINE ALBRIGHT over GEORGE MITCHELL and RICHARD HOLBROOKE to be Secretary of State, both men took the disappointment graciously and then devoted themselves to thorny problems--Mitchell in Northern Ireland, Holbrooke in Bosnia, Kosovo and Cyprus. Now, with U.N. Ambassador BILL RICHARDSON expected to move to the Energy Department, friends of Holbrooke are lobbying Clinton to appoint him to the post. Clinton admires Holbrooke's negotiating skills and his ability to "rattle the china," as a top White House official put it. Also, Holbrooke is close to AL GORE. But Mitchell is also being mentioned, though officials are not...

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