Skip to comments.An Anxious Nation Holds Its Breath - Day 15 [Hagel for President?]
Posted on 03/26/2007 11:50:28 AM PDT by seanmerc
Is America worthy of being presided over by Chuck Hagel? That's the question Chuck Hagel is pondering, and he has promised to get back to us with an answer no later than March 17, 2008--just 357 days from today. Earlier, of course, Chuck Hagel promised us an answer by March 17, 2007--but it turned out he wasn't ready to commit one way or another. That's OK, though. We're not going to rush Chuck Hagel. Chuck Hagel needs his space.
Yesterday was the first Sunday of springtime. We spent the morning fast asleep. Maybe you were in church, or hanging out with friends, or spending some quality time with your family. Not Chuck Hagel. Country's calling now, and yesterday Chuck Hagel answered the summons by appearing on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." The dutiful scribes of the Associated Press recorded Chuck Hagel's words of wisdom:
Hagel of Nebraska, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a frequent critic of the war, stopped short of calling for Bush's impeachment. But he made clear that some lawmakers viewed that as an option should Bush choose to push ahead despite public sentiment against the war.
Chuck Hagel doesn't favor impeaching the president. Chuck Hagel has been through one presidential impeachment (he voted "guilty" on both counts), and he knows how traumatic that is for the country. But some lawmakers see impeachment as an option, and it is Chuck Hagel's solemn duty to give voice to the voiceless.
Think about it. Suppose you think President Bush should be impeached. What can you do about it? Zero, zip, zilch. After all, you're just some lawmaker! Stephanopoulos won't have any old lawmaker on his show, and don't even get us started about Russert. Sure, in theory you could go the floor of Congress and deliver a speech on C-Span. But that would be presumptuous. Anyway, who cares what some lawmaker thinks?
Chuck Hagel cares. Chuck Hagel is willing to sacrifice his weekends to speak out on behalf of the men and women who toil in the capital, anonymously and silently, making the nation's laws. Some lawmakers are doubtless very grateful to Chuck Hagel. But here is a question that should prompt some soul-searching from all of us: What has America ever done to deserve Chuck Hagel?
I think I speak for the bulk of FR when I say HAGEL...MY BARE REAR END!
I'm sure he must have lip-prints all over the mirror in his personal dressing room.
Let me answer the question - Chuck Hagel, President - Not no but Heeeeeeellllllll No! Never!
Does anyone really like Chuck Hagel?
Building him up again I see.
Funny! Thanks for posting it.
Hagel for president?
He might get the Dem nomination.
I suspect many of us would vote for your bare rear end before we'd vote for Hagel.
P.S. No pictures, please!
I hold my breath whenever I hear the name "Chuck Hagel," but it isn't because of any anxiousness or anticipation.
Dammit. You were five seconds from me posting "Well you haven't seen my rear end, and you need to be informed as a voter."
You have to be quick! :-)
Sense you make. Communicator are you.
To borrow an old joke, no one thinks more highly of Hagel than I do, and I think hes an infernal scoundrel.
Why do you want to insult infernal scoundrels like that? What did they ever do to you?