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Possible Defense Nominee Faulted for Record on Gays
New York Times ^ | Dec 21 2012 | Mark Landler

Posted on 12/20/2012 11:25:08 PM PST by WilliamIII

Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska senator on President Obama’s short list for defense secretary, came under fire again on Thursday, this time for his record on gay rights and remarks he made 14 years ago about an openly gay nominee for a diplomatic post.

Since Mr. Hagel’s name emerged as a candidate for the Pentagon last week, he has been sharply criticized for his record on Iran, Israel and militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as comments he made about pro-Israel lobbying groups in Washington. The new round of criticism is focused on comments Mr. Hagel made in an interview about James C. Hormel, a San Francisco philanthropist nominated by President Bill Clinton to be ambassador to Luxembourg in 1997.

Mr. Hagel, a Republican and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was approached by his fellow Nebraskan in the Senate, Bob Kerrey, on behalf of Mr. Hormel, whose nomination was being held up by conservative Republicans.

Mr. Hagel did not oppose the nomination when Mr. Hormel came before the panel. But he later spoke out against it, saying that an “openly, aggressively gay” man should not represent the United States.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhosecdef; gaystapo; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 12/20/2012 11:25:14 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Next. Maybe Colin Powell is on deck.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 11:33:51 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: WilliamIII
But he later spoke out against it, saying that an “openly, aggressively gay” man should not represent the United States.

LOL, and now America has exactly that kind of sick scumbag in the White House.

3 posted on 12/20/2012 11:34:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: WilliamIII

So Hagel hates gays and Jews and loves him some Hezbollah terrorists!?! Close enough for 0bama I guess he doesn’t really mean what he says about anything anyway.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 11:43:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: WilliamIII

an “openly, aggressively gay” man should not represent the United States.

“They are representing America,” Mr. Hagel said in an interview with The Omaha World-Herald. “They are representing our lifestyle, our values, our standards. And I think it is an inhibiting factor to be gay — openly, aggressively gay like Mr. Hormel — to do an effective job.”


Thats it? Thats the big “offensive” statement? LOL


5 posted on 12/20/2012 11:44:44 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

Wife: Alice Turner (m. 1955, div., one son, four daughters)
Son: James Hormel, Jr.
Daughter: Alison
Daughter: Anne
Daughter: Elizabeth (”Diz”)
Daughter: Sarah
Boyfriend: Larry Soule (artist, ex, met 1970s, cohabited eighteen years)
Boyfriend: Timothy C. Wu (public interest lawyer, cohabited after 1995)
Boyfriend: Michael P. Nguyen (together since 2006)


Apparently his second boytoy actually held the Bible as he was sworn in.

What a sick sick person.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 11:52:45 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

His latest boytoy is described as his “life partner”.

Michael P. Nguyen graduated in 2008, Hormel in 1955.

Since they were together since 06, that means this old homosexual was about 73 when he was molesting a 19 year old boy.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 12:01:10 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

The name fits.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 1:14:20 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: WilliamIII

Gee, even Chuck can make sense once in a while.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 1:30:56 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: WilliamIII

Attack Jews? Ah that’s okay they will NEVER abandon the Democrats BUT but but attack Gay??????? You’re gone!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 12/21/2012 4:14:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: rfp1234

Well, Powell has also made anti-gay remarks in the past though I doubt we will hear about it.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 10:02:19 AM PST by what's up
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