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?
Yea, but only one...Chuck Hagel.
"Is America worthy of being presided over by Chuck Hagel?"
We were always taught was the man worthy of the position.
Hagel is a no.
In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition member Julia Gillard interrupted a speech by the minister of health thusly: I move that that sniveling grub over there be not further heard.
For that, the good woman was ordered removed from the House, if only for a day. She might have escaped that little time-out if she had responded to the speakers demand for an apology with something other than If I have offended grubs, I withdraw unconditionally.
In a nutshell, Chuck Hagel is a dumbass.
Yeah, I'm holding my breath because Hagel stinks!
If my choice was Hagel and a write-in, I would write in "domenad's bare rear end".
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4,2008, the number one issue will undoubtedly be whether or not to impeach George Bush. I think Mr. Hagel deserves an attaboy for bringing this to the forefront.
Holy cow, that's just so wrong. I could never vote for the face let alone the rear end. I can't even think of the rear end....
No, nor is it deserving of such a fate.
LOL. For some reason, this article brought these folks to mind:
Should've clarified. My post was a reference to the eerie similarity in the appearance of the face as compared to your average run-of-the-mill rear end.
I thought all the Sunday talk shows were recorded on Friday, unless they advertise themselves as LIVE.
Yes. In addition to Chuck Hagel himself, the Iranians, the Palestinians, and Jimmy Carter like Chuck Hagel.
Hagel/Feingold.....a winning ticket if ive ever heard one.
Evidently Nebraskans like Chuck.
Although in truth, the Nebraska football fans I've seen and known seem much too classy to be voting for Hagel.
The illegal alien lobby loves Mr. Amnesty Chuck Hagel.
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