Dec
24
2012
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Chuck Schumer not willing to endorse Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense.

Via the Weekly Standard comes an indication that Barack Obama might as well get on the phone and tell Chuck Hagel that it’s not happening:

“I’d have to study his record.” Let me explain why this is so devastating a comment coming from Senator Schumer about ex-Senator Hagel… oh, you’ve figured it out already? But let me explicit: Chuck Hagel served in the Senate from ’97 to ’09. Chuck Schumer has been serving in the Senate since ’99.  So Schumer knows exactly what Hagel’s record is.  He was there for pretty much all of it.  And while I despise Chuck Schumer as a miserable, glad-handling, smarmy so-and-so he’s still really good at it.  It is impossible to believe that Senator Schumer could be even remotely unaware of Hagel’s checkered foreign policy record. (more…)

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