Limbaugh says that obama wants a Republican to be in charge when the DOD is dismantled by him. He [obama] wants to be able to say, “It was the Republicans who slashed the Defense Department to the bone.” His [obama’s] man refused to do it and stepped aside, but a Republican stepped forward and agreed to do it.
Why on earth would that work? 95% of the country probably doesn’t know who’s defense secretary now, and in a week they’ll forget Hagel’s name if ever they knew it. Not to say they’ll blame Obama. Maybe there won’t be any noticeable difference, and maybe if there is the blame’ll get shifted back to the wild cowboy Bush and his “unfunded” war.
Point is they’ll either blame Obama or not, and I don’t see Havel meaning anything one way or another. Unless there’s a scandal waiting to break and they need a Pub for the headlines. Can’t write that off completely.