Skip to comments.GOP senator's wife donates to Obama (Chuck Hagel's wife, Lilibut)
Posted on 05/29/2008 10:45:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON - Sens. John McCain and Chuck Hagel have long been friends. Fellow Republicans and Vietnam War veterans, their Senate offices are just across the hall from each other.
But at least during the presidential primary, Hagel's wife, Lilibet, is helping McCain's likely Democratic rival, Barack Obama.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Mrs. Hagel donated twice to Obama's campaign in February for a total contribution of $500. The contributions were first reported by the Washington Post
The contribution came a month before Sen. Hagel, a sharp GOP critic of the war in Iraq, appeared on ABC's "This Week" and declared that he and McCain have "pretty fundamental disagreements on the future of foreign policy."
But Mrs. Hagel is acting on her own, said Mike Buttry, Sen. Hagel's chief of staff. In fact, Mrs. Hagel has contributed to a Democrat before. Last August, she donated $250 to Niki Tsongas, a Democrat and widow of Sen. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts who was running to fill a vacant House seat from the state.
"Mrs. Hagel is a private citizen who is entitled to decide who she supports and how she supports them," Buttry said in a statement. "She has admired Mrs. Tsongas for many years, going back to the time when she was married to Senator Tsongas."
He added: "Senator Hagel has not endorsed or supported any candidate in the presidential race."
The DC buddy system is still working,for club members only.
Chuckie Hagel is one of the few republicans more loathesome than our nominee. Well, it’s a toss-up anyway.
Isn’t he leaving office soon?
Hagel’s a Republican? I can’t believe it.
Sounds like a name the wife of a RINO would have.”
Sister named Muffin?
Old money names = liberal bent.
I had a neighbor named “Muffin” a few years ago.
I also went to college with a young lady named “Buttons”.
Why do people do this to their kids?
Anyway, I’m sure Lilibet is a swell gal.
You know, I just now realized that Mr. Obama’s initials are BO.
Why am I not surprised? I’ll just bet she acted on her own. NOT!
Hagel is a Republican???!!!
Here’s a riddle:
When most elected Republicans are considered RINOs, at what point does the term RINO not apply to them?
If you ask me, conservatives are the RINOs (and I mean that in a good way).
Must be off her medications again. I believe DC is inhabited by human waste who are insane at the very least.
Shame on me for voting for him!
You may get rid of him, but I am afraid you won’t stop hearing from him!
Yeah, sadly, that will be true.
How many Socialists are DINOs? As the DNC slouches farther Left and former Democrats call themselves RINO Republicans, does the “definition” of Democrat or Republican actually change?
May I remind you that McCain has > 80% conservative voting record. I think Hagel is < 50%. Check the ACU site.
No WONDER Chuck is such a SAD-SACK of a guy!! Lilibet....lovely Lilibet .