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Chuck Hagel´s Biggest Problem:
He´s Like President Obama

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Drive, 1/7/2013 9:03:12 AM

By nominating Chuck Hagel to be his Defense Secretary, President Obama is putting forward an aloof contrarian who doesn’t suffer fools – a striving politician who considers himself above politics. Hagel’s intellectual arrogance angers party colleagues, raising suspicions about what he really stands for, and doubts about whether he’s a team player. In other words, Obama has picked a man very much like himself. Hagel is Obama in a GOP jersey. That may be the biggest reason why Hagel’s confirmation in the Senate, while likely, will not be easy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 1/7/2013 9:05:19 AM     (No. 9102849)

Just one more white guy in O´s cabinet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nina584, 1/7/2013 9:14:09 AM     (No. 9102859)

More than that. He is simply dangerous in addition to being a fool embriagated with power.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/7/2013 9:41:09 AM     (No. 9102914)

That makes sense but he is still an odd pick. Lots of liberal Dems are salivating to get this job. Maybe it´s Obama´s way of stiff-arming them as well.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/7/2013 10:42:00 AM     (No. 9103051)

Described as Obama´s "personal friend"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Reality, 1/7/2013 11:41:57 AM     (No. 9103184)

Mr Fournier like many of the media,refers to Mr Hagel as a decorated Vietnam Vet based upon his being awarded two Purple Heart Medals.
While not a medal I would wish for, it is an award not a decoration. Decorations are awarded for actions which deserve merit, as opposed to awards which are just that awarded as a result of being there at the right or in the case of a Purple Heart, the wrong time.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: krause, 1/7/2013 12:03:21 PM     (No. 9103228)

What´s with the blank look on his face all the time? He doesn´t impress me, never did.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/7/2013 12:46:36 PM     (No. 9103307)

Hagel is a pretend Republican who would give Obama a lot of political cover. Obama would not like Hagel if that were not the case, and is why Obama would nominate Hagel.

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