Hagel over the years has spoken what is on his mind, often to his own detriment. Does BHO think that he will suddenly change his personality and now begin to cow-tow because BHO is CiC? Possible, I suppose, but not too likely, IMO. BHO doesn't get along too well with those who are not "yes men," so there will be friction.
Good evening, Jack.
Good evening, Polgara. Nice post.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Actually, there is one huge surprise here. Rand Paul, after making statement after statement against Hagel, and also voting twice to keep the filibuster going, did an about face and voted for Hagel's confirmation.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016