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Chuck Hagel was bad.
And it doesn’t matter

Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/31/2013 8:34:52 PM

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was, at turns, halting, befuddled and, often, just plain bad during his confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Defense. And it almost certainly won’t keep him from becoming the next man to lead the Pentagon. Let’s start with what Hagel did wrong. He appeared to be taken completely aback by the aggressiveness of the questioning from many of his former Republican colleagues on long-hashed over topics like his posture toward Iran and Israel as well as his past statements regarding the surge in Iraq. This exchange with his one-time friend John McCain

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Even WaPo writers were wincing. But...since he was Obammy´s pick we all must obediently fall in line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/31/2013 8:38:26 PM     (No. 9151418)

The dems don´t have the nerve to not vote for hagel. Even if they think he is totally wrong for the position. The king has spoken and they will do as commanded.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fireboy, 1/31/2013 8:54:30 PM     (No. 9151439)

I heard Hagel was looking around the room for Candy Crowley to help clarify his previous statements.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/31/2013 9:00:12 PM     (No. 9151451)

So, according to WaPo, Hagel will be confirmed out of
i) loyalty to President Obama and
ii) allegiance to a fellow Senator.

Nothing about fitness for SecDef office. We´re doomed.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/31/2013 9:30:12 PM     (No. 9151483)

It is the Senate. Hey, it is the good ol´ boys club. Good or bad, and he is bad in this case, of course he will be confirmed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/31/2013 9:30:31 PM     (No. 9151485)

And why should we accept this moron

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/31/2013 9:35:10 PM     (No. 9151491)

Personally I think the dude is in early stages of Alzheimer´s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/31/2013 9:46:49 PM     (No. 9151513)

Hagel has zero experience in running an organization. The DoD is a massive bureaucracy, requiring managerial skills.
He will be a flop. (And he seems to be slightly befuddled.)
Hillary had no experience running an organization, and as became clear with the benghazi hearings, she was traveling the world, and no one was in charge of State.
John Kerry has no experience running an organization, and he might be worse than Hillary at State.
This is a sad time for our country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/31/2013 10:56:22 PM     (No. 9151575)

He basically admitted it doesn´t matter what he knows as he´ll simply follow orders. Disgusting. Great minds solving serious problems? Nope! Not here!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: brianod1, 1/31/2013 11:20:34 PM     (No. 9151599)

The idiot in chief chose an idiot. Why act shocked?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Justavoter, 1/31/2013 11:23:50 PM     (No. 9151601)

What difference does it make?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/1/2013 2:40:38 AM     (No. 9151718)

The Obama crew is going to micromanage everything that goes on in the DOD from now on, Hagel will do what Obama wants or he will find himself looking for another job. Obama knows that Hagel will be his yes man at the Pentagon, that why Obama nominated Hagel.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/1/2013 6:34:04 AM     (No. 9151824)

Obama wouldn´t have nominated hagel unless he was sure he´d be a wall to wall lapdog for his atrocious policies.

Empower Iran
Finish Israel off.
Slash military spending.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/1/2013 6:51:04 AM     (No. 9151839)

Call your Democrat senators, if you any. I´m calling Kay Hagan, and I´m also going to call Angus King, who is a Maine neighbor. He doesn´t need to vote with the Dims on this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bubby, 2/1/2013 8:15:24 AM     (No. 9151952)

The Democrats are going all out to destroy the greatest military ever. With gays marrying gays on military bases, a gay spouse is awarded spouse of the year, and women unilaterally allowed in combat roles what difference would Hagel make? Progressives and Democrats hate the military and he will just continue the destruction. In a sane world he wouldn´t even get nominated let alone one vote! That being said the Democrats will vote for him and enough RINOS that he will get through.

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