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Condoleezza Rice Advises Accountability

When Katie Couric took over as anchor of the CBS Evening News in 2006, various personalities gave her advice as to what to do and what not to do. Condoleezza Rice, U.S. secretary of state, contributed this:

"There is nothing wrong with holding an opinion and holding it passionately. But at those times when you're absolutely sure that you are right, go find somebody who disagrees. Don't allow yourself the easy course of the constant 'amen' to everything that you say."

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