The adventure begins:
Sen. Hillary Clinton decided to join her one-time rival's team because she wanted to be part of the "greatest adventure of our century," she said Monday after President-elect Barack Obama named her as his nominee for secretary of state.
"President Kennedy once said that engaging the world to meet the threats we face was the greatest adventure of our century," Clinton said during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, when Obama unveiled his national security team. "Well, Mr. President-elect, I am proud to join you on what will be a difficult and exciting adventure in this new century."
She then added that she hoped the peoples of the world would embrace the motto, "Be excellent to each other."
No, what she really added was this:
Clinton said she would work to restore America's position as "a force for positive change" in the world.
"America is a place founded on the idea that everyone should have the right to live up to his or her God-given potential. And it is that same ideal that must guide America's purpose in the world today," she said.
The list of "rights" that the country was supposedly founded upon continues to expand into ever more far-reaching and amorphous areas. In addition to freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, and the press we can know add "freedom of potential realization." Words sure to stir the hearts of liberty lovers everywhere.