/ British-born climber appointed U.S. Secretary of Interior

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I don't think anyone else has mentioned it, so someone might be interested in the fact that the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, is said to be a pretty experienced mountaineer as well as being British born (although moved to the US when very young). She's also the former head of REI, the huge US outdoor coop chain.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/us/politics/obama-chooses-rei-executive-to-lead-interior-dept.html...
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/sally-jewell-is-a-born-survivor--its-a-shame-she-could-n...

The American Alpine Club at least seem strongly supportive of her as Obama's pick:

http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/rei-ceo-sally-jewell-picked-interior-secretary-updated
ericinbristol - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to TobyA:

Unlike just about any time this is ever asked on UKC this is a genuine question: what (if anything) has she done on grit?
In reply to ericinbristol: I suspect the CIA analysts haven't briefed her on it yet.
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Gordon Stainforth - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to TobyA:

Obvious question: Is she related to Jim Jewell?

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