HUSSEIN Obama will fill his cabinet with his Nation of Islam buddies.
Hagel??? That RINO?
I saw that while googling. No one considers Lugar or Hagel Republicans anyway. The other thing that is popping up is a Obama/Mayor-who-shall-not-be-named ticket. (Hint: Name startes with a “B.”
Hagel......way to go Nebraska. Once again.
He makes a pretty shower...
Get a rope!
Hey, I can say that... Hagel & Lugar are white guys!
Lugar’s appointment might assure something else... if the GOP incumbent Governor loses reelection (which is a strong possibility), the new Dem Governor appoints another rodent to the Senate vacancy (meaning both IN Senate seats would be rodent), probably Baron Hill. We could be down to as low as 41 seats if the elections are a disaster for us (the fewest number of GOP Senators since the 1978 election).
This guy is a commie b*****d. He reminds me of Hitler.
Hey! Here’s another reason to vote for Obama. We get rid of two Rino Senators for the price of one.
Just because Hagel and Lugar suck up to the Democrats doesn't mean they have any future.
Look at Jim Jeffords - he sold his whole career for an advance on a two-book deal and now he exists only as a punchline.
Obama is a MAROON!
Pretty good, we give them Hagel and Lugar for parties to be named later... much much later. Is it too late to attach McCain to this deal?
Rodney King as Secretary of State..
Chuckie Hegel - the wimp who cried in Congress.
Well, we better get used to it, since the McCainiac is - predictably - imploding. And we failed to coalesce behind a single conservative candidate, throwing Romney under the bus because the evangelicals have a feud going with Mormons.
Oh, see, I thought Obama was saying he was going to appoint REPUBLICANS to his so-called cabinet.
So ... the Obama campaign wants to solidify the media myth of The Big O's moderation and bipartisanship. The campaign floats a story that The One is considering a couple of Republicans. The press runs with the headline. The reporter has done his job. Political point scored. But there's actually nothing there.
First of all, any and every President considers, and usually makes, a couple of cross-Party appointments. That's routine. See Norman Mineta. See Bill Cohen. You do it perhaps for outreach, perhaps to help move a key issue on the Hill, or just to have something to throw back at the press when it accuses you of being narrowly partisan. (A bigger concern for Republicans than for dems, who would rarely be questioned on this.)
Would Lugar or Hagel consider such an offer? Well, if a President calls, you listen politely. You would have to have a meeting of the minds. You would have to be persuaded, for example, that a President Obama genuinely wants your leadership and will give you some running room, as opposed to simply wanting Republican cover for a Daily Kos foreign policy. That would probably be a hard sell.
What would I expect Lugar to say if a reporter asked him about this story? Lugar is a gentleman but also a pretty reliable Republican warhorse so I would expect him to say something like: "In many years in Congress I have worked with Presidents of both parties. The national interest transcends parties and I will do my best to work constructively with the next President, whoever it is. If Senator Obama wants my advice and counsel, I will certainly give it. But as for Secretary of State, no one has asked. I would be honored to be asked and would have to consider it carefully, but my view is that the best way to ensure a Republican Secretary of State is to elect a Republican President. So I will be working hard to elect John McCain."
Or words to that effect.
Nope. Ain't gonna happen. And I'm not voting for McCain either. Third Party all the way!