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Defense Secretary Hagel?
Not So Fast

ABC News, by Jonathan Karl

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/14/2013 12:50:26 PM

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was hoping today would be his last day at the Pentagon. The White House was hoping it would have a new Defense Department secretary by Friday. Not so fast. It now looks like Democrats don’t have the votes to get Hagel confirmed, at least not yet. (Snip) Panetta has made no secret of his desire to get back to his home in Monterey, Calif., but a senior Defense Department official told ABC News that Panetta is prepared to stay in office until Hagel is confirmed. It looks like Monterey will have to wait.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: olcap, 2/14/2013 1:07:02 PM     (No. 9176299)

Highly possible scenario:

McShame to Hagel: "Sorry for the delay, Chuck, but we have to put on a show for the fools out there, so they´ll still vote for us. Don´t worry though, you WILL be confirmed, and you have my word on that."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RIsailor, 2/14/2013 1:14:30 PM     (No. 9176314)

From what I´m reading, McCain is backing Graham in whatever he wants to do regarding getting Bengazi info.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/14/2013 1:28:30 PM     (No. 9176342)

It will be a crime against nature if they put the dolt Hagel in charge of the most magnificent military in the history of the world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/14/2013 1:30:27 PM     (No. 9176345)

Yes, Panetta was so much better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/14/2013 1:53:26 PM     (No. 9176399)

Panetta is flown home every weekend by the USAF. ABC is making it sound like panetta is serving in some distant land, away from home for years.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/14/2013 1:57:56 PM     (No. 9176405)

Yes, the article acts like poor Panetta works SO hard (uh-huh) that its such a big deal he cannot leave Friday! Another poster remarked today that the only reason he announced his departure for Friday was to pressure Republicans!!! I agree.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: butch, 2/14/2013 2:24:17 PM     (No. 9176469)

Leon Panetta, a career politician, flies home to Monterey practically every weekend on a government jet, and yet he´s so homesick he can hardly stand another day in Washington.

Was Leon Panetta secretary of defense material in the first place?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 3:37:20 PM     (No. 9176632)

Rope this dope.

Time to put a halt, and a halter, on the Bammy agenda.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 2/14/2013 5:02:31 PM     (No. 9176787)

There are Republican senators who can be bought to vote for him. To name just one - the babe from Alaska.

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