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Hagel: A Petty Pick
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Drive, 1/9/2013 7:16:44 AM

It’s official. President Obama has named former senator Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense-secretary-nomination fight since George H. W. Bush’s failed appointment of Senator John Tower (R., Texas) more than 20 years ago. The interesting question is, why? Why waste the political capital? Why pass over more qualified candidates who would sail through confirmation, including Michele Flournoy — who’d be the first female defense secretary?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/9/2013 7:25:11 AM     (No. 9106483)

He left an ´´r´´ out of the article title.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/9/2013 7:25:35 AM     (No. 9106485)

Since when has Obama ever been interested in somebody who could do the job? What he wants is strident political allies in top level government positions.I don´t get the sense he´s real high on Kerry but he is on Hagel,defying Israel and gay groups to push ahead.Obama wants someone to speed up Israel´s death spiral and get the Iranian situation off his back by allowing them nukes.

Slashing military spending would be an additional Hagel benefit,so these people are soulmates politically which trumps everything else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/9/2013 7:49:59 AM     (No. 9106512)

I don´t get it, #1. Is Hagel pretty?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/9/2013 8:31:32 AM     (No. 9106577)

Two words to describe this "rabble rouser". This is what Obama does the best

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/9/2013 9:18:49 AM     (No. 9106679)

It´s pretty sad when the best the president can do is pick someone just to annoy the opposition. In the end Hagel´s lack of management skills and prickly personality will make him regret ever getting the appointment (if he even gets confirmed).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 1/9/2013 9:36:09 AM     (No. 9106707)

Correction:

Hagel: A Dangerous Pick

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/9/2013 9:42:00 AM     (No. 9106715)

The Soros/ValJar/Obama regime lives by the codeword "revenge".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lalo, 1/9/2013 10:11:47 AM     (No. 9106769)

#3 - Well he is a handsome guy, actually. But pretty is as pretty does, so he´s not looking so good from that perspective. What an in-your-face thumb of the nose to Israel and snide gesture to Republicans!

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