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Hagel, the Enemy of Liberals´
Enemies, Shouldn´t be Their Friend

New Republic, by David Greenburg

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/31/2012 9:07:51 PM

A historian looking back on the public battle over Barack Obama’s second-term appointments might very well scratch his head as he struggles to explain the fight over the president’s next Secretary of Defense. He will look at the columns written for and against the leading nominees and see something very strange. He will notice that liberals, by and large, are rallying behind a conservative Republican, and that conservatives are pulling for a liberal Democrat. The candidate usually cited as Obama’s back-up pick—the understudy, should his first choice prove too hard to confirm—is Michèle Flournoy.

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Libs are besides themselves over Hagel, but can´t bring themselves to question Obamaolini´s judgment.

      


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