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Hagel is calling it quits
omaha.com ^ | 9/8/07 | JAKE THOMPSON

Posted on 09/08/2007 6:17:45 AM PDT by mathprof

WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.

Hagel plans to announce that "he will not run for re-election and that he does not intend to be a candidate for any office in 2008," said one person, who asked not to be named.

Hagel has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday at the Omaha Press Club.

According to one person interviewed, Hagel told Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on Friday morning that he had decided to retire. Hagel's staff learned of his decision that afternoon.

The North Platte native earned national recognition as perhaps the most vocal, at times angry, GOP critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policies.

His outspokenness on Iraq and other key issues, including Social Security and foreign policy, fueled national interest in Hagel as he flirted with a possible presidential bid.

(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 110th; chuckhagel; hagel; hagelthehorrible; retirement; rino
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Good riddance!
1 posted on 09/08/2007 6:17:46 AM PDT by mathprof
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To: mathprof

amen..


2 posted on 09/08/2007 6:19:15 AM PDT by brivette
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To: mathprof
Another RINO bites the proverbial dust.
4 posted on 09/08/2007 6:21:50 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: jeffers

LOL! Let us know how you truly feel! :-)


5 posted on 09/08/2007 6:22:28 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: mathprof
And the BAD news is————? I find none except that the retirement is not immediately effective.
6 posted on 09/08/2007 6:23:07 AM PDT by CHEE (You don't have to practice to be miserable.)
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To: mathprof
Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.

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Enjoy your retirement Chuckie. Watch out for poachers!

7 posted on 09/08/2007 6:23:12 AM PDT by RoadKingSE
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To: b4its2late

Apparently, he saw the handwriting on the wall!


8 posted on 09/08/2007 6:24:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mathprof

Good riddance!


9 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:27 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: mathprof
Great news .. made my day !!! As his constituent .. I would like to think that I had something to do with helping him make this decision. I called his office constantly to complain.

He called our house about 3 months ago, and wanted to know if he could come by and visit us. In other words, he wanted my husband and I to each give him $1000. I told him "NO. In fact, we are going to contribute to ANYONE who runs against you".

Apparently enough of us said this .. and he got the message. WooWoo!!

10 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:37 AM PDT by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: mathprof

AMEN!!!!


11 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:44 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: mathprof

Did a tree just fall in the forest? I didn’t hear anything...


12 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:45 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Yes you are correct. It would be nice to get a conservative in there. I'm hoping....
13 posted on 09/08/2007 6:25:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: mathprof

Upchuck, Chuck!


14 posted on 09/08/2007 6:26:11 AM PDT by Stallone (Free Republic - The largest collection of volunteer Freedom Fighters the world has ever known)
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To: mathprof

About time!! So what are the prospects of getting a real Republican elected in his stead in Nebraska?? Is that too much to hope for??


15 posted on 09/08/2007 6:26:16 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: jeffers
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and hope your retirement is filled with disease and pestilence.

Actually, he'll get a serious pension, with cost of living adjustments, along with the best health care available until he breathes his last, all courtesy of you and me.....

16 posted on 09/08/2007 6:26:26 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Made in China: Treat those three words like a warning label)
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To: mathprof
Another one bites the dust!!!

1st Warner now Hagel! Come ON Nebraska send us a sane Conservative to replace this clown.

17 posted on 09/08/2007 6:27:05 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: mathprof

Looking for a job in Hillary’s cabinet.


18 posted on 09/08/2007 6:27:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: CometBaby
So any chance his replacement will be a good solid Conservative? What your candidate field look like?
19 posted on 09/08/2007 6:28:20 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: mathprof

Don’t let the door hit ya in the ass Chucky boy.


20 posted on 09/08/2007 6:29:47 AM PDT by SolidRedState (Somebody find a spine.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
you beat me to it.

I see a few RINOs here and there leaving for bluer pastures.
An entirely satisfactory state of affairs, but one one element of a successful rebuilding.

Now we have to get men and women of conservative principles to step forward and we have to elect them.

21 posted on 09/08/2007 6:30:55 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: mathprof
Now I can quit hammering his office with email and calls on how happy we GOPers would be if Hagel quit.

One less RINO to contend with now.

22 posted on 09/08/2007 6:31:18 AM PDT by lormand (Ron Paul - Surrender/Suicide Monkey for GOP nominee.)
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To: CometBaby
>He called our house about 3 months ago, and wanted to know if he could come by and visit us. In other words, he wanted my husband and I to each give him $1000

He called you personally to ask you to invite him to stop by and pick up $1000.00 in person?

23 posted on 09/08/2007 6:35:20 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: mathprof

good.


24 posted on 09/08/2007 6:37:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mathprof

[cough] Rino [/cough]


25 posted on 09/08/2007 6:39:20 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: mathprof

Best news I’ve read today.


26 posted on 09/08/2007 6:40:02 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: CometBaby
“As his constituent .. I would like to think that I had something to do with helping him make this decision. I called his office constantly to complain.”

I was among your group, once, myself. I started going after Hagel when he first started running from TV Station to TV Station to undermine the war in Iraq.

If you’re from the Omaha area and listen to KFAB, you might remember one of the “regular” callers spending a lot of on-air time accusing Hagel of undermining the war to increase his TV face time and gain national recognition so he would be in position to run for President.

27 posted on 09/08/2007 6:42:12 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: rodguy911; Phsstpok; Alas Babylon!

GOOD NEWS!


28 posted on 09/08/2007 6:42:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: mathprof

Not running for President....HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!! He can’t get elected DOG CATCHER as a Republican!! What a SAD SACK of SH@T.


29 posted on 09/08/2007 6:43:48 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: Thermalseeker

I guess he won after all.


30 posted on 09/08/2007 6:46:26 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: mathprof
With Craig and Hagel gone, there will be two fewer votes for amnesty.
31 posted on 09/08/2007 6:46:44 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: mathprof

Who wants to throw a BIG going-away party????


32 posted on 09/08/2007 6:48:07 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: b4its2late

According to Omaha radio (KFAB) discussion yesterday morning when this broke, Senator Kerry (yep the Nebraska one) is waiting for his re-entre. Heck, I wouldn’t put it past Kerry to have coordinated with Hagel. Hagel is just so bitter.


33 posted on 09/08/2007 6:48:26 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE
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To: mathprof

Woooooooooooooooo! Hooooooooooooooo!


34 posted on 09/08/2007 6:49:38 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: CometBaby

>>”NO. In fact, we are going to contribute to ANYONE who runs against you”.<<

I love it. Thanks for helping to drive this RINO from our midst!


35 posted on 09/08/2007 6:49:59 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: mathprof

Hopefully his staff leaves with him.


36 posted on 09/08/2007 6:50:14 AM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: mathprof
WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.

Chuck Hagel looks into the future and sees what's coming down the pike....

- John

37 posted on 09/08/2007 6:50:18 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: mathprof

first time the jerk gets a serious challenger and he CAVES !!!

http://www.jonbruning.com/


38 posted on 09/08/2007 6:50:28 AM PDT by ulm1 (“There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.”)
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To: mathprof

Will RINO Carlito Hagel join MSDNC as a ‘Conservative’ that agrees with everything the Lib Chris Matthews says?


39 posted on 09/08/2007 6:51:24 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: CometBaby

Nice!

BTW - you guys have anyone waiting in the wings who would be a suitable (ie real conservative)?


40 posted on 09/08/2007 6:51:53 AM PDT by Scarchin (+)
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To: jeffers
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and hope your retirement is filled with disease and pestilence.

Gee, can't you be glad this knucklehead is leaving the Senate.

You should not wish disease and pestilence on anyone.

The fact he will be shown to be a fool is all I need to know. I rather pity him for a fool then for something beyond his control

41 posted on 09/08/2007 6:52:10 AM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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To: mathprof

Hagel always plays the role of the MSM’s good guy ‘Conservative’ because of his RINO views. What is Wolfie Blitzer going to do?


42 posted on 09/08/2007 6:53:45 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: mathprof

He was not worth much, but I imagine he will be replaced by a politician who is bold enough to admit that he is a democrat.

Farewell to the late, great USA. The traditionally conservative plains states are going commie. Does not take a very large democrat majority in our small cities to eliminate the clout we hicks out here in flyover country used to hold.


43 posted on 09/08/2007 6:54:53 AM PDT by tdscpa
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I guess he won after all.

Yep. Getting elected to Congress is pretty much like winning the lottery, for life......and the wifie gets bennies, too......

44 posted on 09/08/2007 6:55:26 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Made in China: Treat those three words like a warning label)
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To: CometBaby

Thank You! Good riddance!


45 posted on 09/08/2007 6:55:28 AM PDT by F-117A (Mr. Bush, have someone read UN Resolution 1244 to you!!!)
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To: ulm1

Good, get him in there. We’re counting on you!


46 posted on 09/08/2007 6:55:37 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: mathprof
Another casualty of the surge.
47 posted on 09/08/2007 6:59:36 AM PDT by Rocko ( "Where's the global warming? It's freezing in here." -- Bob Dylan)
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To: mathprof
WHOO-HOO!
48 posted on 09/08/2007 7:00:45 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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To: mathprof

I never thought this A-hole would make my day, but this really did it. I might start Happy Hour early.


49 posted on 09/08/2007 7:01:34 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: mathprof
Mark this one down as a GOP pickup in 2008.
50 posted on 09/08/2007 7:08:34 AM PDT by Timmy
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