Meanwhile, a somewhat belated note on the Chuck Hagel thing.

John Podheretz speaks for me here:

If confirmation hearings actually served as the job interview for the Senate — which must approve a presidential Cabinet appointment, under the rules of the Constitution — Hagel would’ve been dead in the water. But of course they rarely do.

What that hearing did do was give the lie to all those who said there were no grounds on which to oppose Hagel. By the hearing’s end, there was precious little ground to do anything but oppose Hagel — except for the key fact that the president wanted him.

Well, he has him, and mazel tov.

Although I’m going to add: there’s probably a bunch of Democratic Senators looking at the Obama/Woodward meltdown right now and thinking Wait.  I did this President a favor by voting for that schlemiel?  What was I thinking?

Answer’s easy, of course: they weren’t.

9 thoughts on “Meanwhile, a somewhat belated note on the Chuck Hagel thing.”

  1. And to the Republicans who voted to let his confirmation vote go through and especially to the 4 who voted to confirm, what about them?

    This guy was dead in the water 2 weeks ago. After that, the news about him only got worse. WTF happened?

  2. “Although I’m going to add: there’s probably a bunch of Democratic Senators looking at the Obama/Woodward meltdown right now and thinking Wait. I did this President a favor by voting for that schlemiel? What was I thinking?”

    Nothing sticks to Obama, so nothing sticks to Dems that support his guys. When it comes to free stuff who cares what they do. I don’t think these guys worry about anything when it comes to supporting the Obama agenda.

    1. Turning points happen, Earl Grey.
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      For example, consider these two stories from Drudge.
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      http://washingtonexaminer.com/shock-poll-internet-edges-tv-networks-as-publics-source-for-news/article/2522828
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      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2013/only_6_rate_news_media_as_very_trustworthy
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      Stuff sticks to Obama all the time .. the media just ignore it or paper over it… but the media are increasingly mistrusted, and increasingly *ignored*….
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      This doesn’t end well .. for the media or Obama.
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      Mew

    1. Whats interesting, bird, isn’t the hypocricy .. that’s been a staple in D.C. since there’s been a D.C.
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      What’s interesting is that we’re hearing about it.
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      Mew

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