In 2006, while he was preparing to run for president, McCain was asked whether he’d consider Hagel for a cabinet post. “I’d be honored to have Chuck with me in any capacity,” he said. “He’d make a great secretary of state.”
Unless appointed by Obama of course.
Everyone with any sense knew that Hagel would be confirmed.
Even the G-nO-P had to know that it couldn't stop this.
So my question is: What, if anything, did the G-nO-P accomplish with its wrongheaded delay of Hagel's confirmation?
Is Hagel the best person for the Job? No, but he's the guy that Obama picked and he's definitely qualified for the job.
Just like Romney was the guy that the GOP picked. Tell me that the GOP couldn't find a better person than Romney.
If the GOP ever puts someone in the White House again, it might get a little taste of its own obstructionist medicine.
"What goes around, comes around."
here, he seems to be pretty solidly conservative everywhere but on foreign policy.
I told ya they would approve him.....even Rand Paul voted for him. As Repubs think that Obama should have who he picks as his team. They did try and get him to take back the Nomination. But all knew Obama wouldn't do so.
Either way this contention over him.....has already damaged him beyond repair, and that will be with the Rest of the World. With our Allies and Enemies. As all know now that most Americans Don't trust Hagel and have no confidence in him. He will in effect be a Weak SOS and he will be tied to Obama. Obama being the one to choose the incompetence. Like he did with Hillary and Rice, Panetta and Dempsey. All his Picks.....all weak, like himself!