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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    There's various videos showing Hagel calling out his colleague's bull****... embarrassing them, making them accountable for actions. They hated Hagel for that.

    That's basically why he didn't run for office again. He was sick and tired of the dishonesty in Washington.

    Honestly, I'm not sure why he wants to be Sect of Defense.
    So why did he return? Washington is just as dishonest if not more so.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    So why did he return? Washington is just as dishonest if not more so.
    If you read the last sentence in my post...you'll find that I am puzzled as to why he'd want want to be Sect of Def. I don't have a clue. I'm sincerely surprised that he took this on.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    What was the vote in the Senate for John Kerry for Secretary of State? I'll wait while you use your elementary school diploma to look it up.
    Ahhh Hagel earned a special dose of ire from the Repubs, he is one of their own who is a true maverick. He bucked the lemming lock-step into Iraq, the conduct of operations in Iraq and dared to be a bit, and it is just a bit more even handed in the middle East.

    For shame on him!

    This was more a cautionary tale to any other Repubs who think they can go against group think....

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Let's be real here, the only reason that Hagel was nominated in the first place, and why liberals love the choice is because of his poking a thumb in the Bush administrations eye during the Iraq war, and his antisemitic views....

    Call it an overlap of BDS, and IDS.....
    And so they can blame a Republican when the **** hits the fan.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    If you read the last sentence in my post...you'll find that I am puzzled as to why he'd want want to be Sect of Def. I don't have a clue. I'm sincerely surprised that he took this on.
    Chuck Hagel always wanted to "be somebody", and I don't think being a grower of tomatoes in his backyard would fit the bill................

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Ahhh Hagel earned a special dose of ire from the Repubs, he is one of their own who is a true maverick. He bucked the lemming lock-step into Iraq, the conduct of operations in Iraq and dared to be a bit, and it is just a bit more even handed in the middle East.

    For shame on him!

    This was more a cautionary tale to any other Repubs who think they can go against group think....
    Utter nonsense

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Chuck Hagel always wanted to "be somebody", and I don't think being a grower of tomatoes in his backyard would fit the bill................
    Isn't Michelle already Secretary of Farming at the White House? That cabinet position was taken, so Secretary of Defense was second prize/

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Chuck Hagel always wanted to "be somebody", and I don't think being a grower of tomatoes in his backyard would fit the bill................

    I'd say that a man with 2 purple hearts...a successful business man (co-founder of a cellular company), CEO of a couple of biggies...etc...and 2 terms in the Senate. I'd say that makes him somebody. I think he's even got a fairly successful book out. Now he might be bored, but wanting to be somebody...in my opinion...naaawh. I don't think that's it.

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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    wow 4 members of the party of NO actually broke ranks? Now THAT is breaking news. Seriously.....the fact that Republicans hate Obama so much that they won't even vote for one of their own is just astounding and screams volumes.
    It's reasonably likely that the worst blow the Repubs could strike at BHO was to let this nomination go through. I suspect that is the calculation of some of the Repubs.
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    Re: Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Isn't Michelle already Secretary of Farming at the White House? That cabinet position was taken, so Secretary of Defense was second prize/
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