Skip to comments.Hagel sinking
Posted on 01/31/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by jimbo123
Its fascinating, actually, to see a nominee of this importance do so poorly. Chuck Hagel, nominated for defense secretary, has gone from awful to atrocious today, having to deny the obvious meaning of words he previously authored (on Global Zero), correct himself repeatedly (no, he didnt mean Irans government was legitimate) and find himself simply unable to explain himself. Forgetting about his views, he does not radiate the confidence nor project the intelligence the job demands. It is unclear whether he was not prepped properly, whether he refused to be coached or whether he simply isnt bright.
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>> It is unclear whether he was not prepped properly, whether he refused to be coached or whether he simply isnt bright.
They’re not mutually exclusive.
They shot Kerry through there like Grease through a Goose, now they attack Hagel.
Not that I like Hagel, but I cannot stand a traitor and a Glorifed Stolen Glory, band aid wounded, war criminal.
I’m beginning to think Hagel is a red herring. Obama has trotted him out knowing he would be shot down. By congress doing this, it will be much harder to shoot down whoever is next. That will be the person that Obama “really” wants in the job. Should be very revealing.....
So he and 0bama are a perfect match!
I was surprised at first that I saw nothing objectionable and, in fact, I thought he did quite well during (prepared) initial statement. The surprise appearance of John Warner and Sam Nunn with their seemingly sincere endorsement of Hagel touched me, as a fellow Vietnam Vet. I had to leave my boss’s office after the first hour to do some actual work, and apparently it went downhill from there. The media certainly are playing it as a failure tonight.
But you know what? I’ll bet he gets confirmed. This ad,imistration likely had every vote counted before they ever nominated him. That’s what they do.
This way, Obama can blame sequestration on Congress because they didn't give him a cabinet member.
He was a stumbling bumbling uninformed idiot today.
Hopefully he won’t become number two under Obummer in charge of the defense of our country.
“A long time Capitol Hill Democrat astounded by the hearing tells me ‘It is very clear from the testimony that Sen. Hagel will not be bringing the potato salad to the next Mensa picnic’”
Just about par for this administration. He’ll pass with flying colors because competence and experience are job none.
Freepers have been calling Hagel an idiot for years. Today he was good enough to prove us correct in that assessment.
He's a liberal...All of the above!
Hagel proves Reagan right: It’s not that our liberal friends are ignorant. It’s just that so much of what they believe is not so.
Ms Rubin needs a new editor...
So what makes Kerry acceptable and Hagel unacceptable?
Which other names are on the ‘short list’ ?
I still say he’s approved. 40 pubbies voted for that fool Kerry. Hagel is a bigger fool, so maybe 10 or 20 pubbies vote no along with half a dozen or so demholes. He passes with 60 I’d bet.
Now that's funny stuff.
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