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GOP is Erratic in its Confirmation Strategy

Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 7:11 PM
It takes time to buy off senators, that's why.
lnoel Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:37 AM
RECKON it's time we maybe all got together and quit buying them off with tax dollars. All 200 milliion of us that did not vote for OBAMA, bet that would be a dent in the spending.

One last question about newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.


Why for nearly two months (a Washington eternity) did this nominee above all others galvanize GOP Senate opposition?

I ask the question in genuine wonderment. After all, there was John Kerry with that giant bull's-eye on his record for giving outrageous aid and comfort to America's enemies by, among other things, entering into negotiations with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong in 1971. How does a U.S. citizen tapped to lead the State Department not have to answer to U.S. senators for such treasonous behavior while a young but...