The obligatory ‘bipartisan Chuck Hagel groundswell ain’t happening yet’ post.

There really is something entertaining about the way that Barack Obama had to get Senator Jack Reed to try to shepherd Chuckie Hagel through the Senate confirmation process.  Reed is more or less a nonentity; I had to look him up to see if he had any distinguishing characteristics from all of the other liberal Democratic Senators.


Not really, sorry. (more…)


We elect far too many Constitutional illiterates to high office.

Yes, I know: you’re looking at the screen and nodding slowly, as you would towards somebody who has blurted out an ‘insight’ that everyone else in the room had had five minutes ago.

(CNSNews.com) –  When asked where specifically the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance, Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.) said that he “would have to check the specific sections” but said that it was like making people “sign up for the draft.”

And in fact I had already worked said insight out a while ago.  But… sometimes you just have to come out and repeat the obvious, dammit.

Via Dan Collins‘ Twitter.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com