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A Petty Decision by Obama

Eleanor32 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:19 PM
Face it people. Obama is a spiteful man who cannot tolerate anyone disagreeing with him, and will retaliate in any way he can when opposed. He has no interest in working with those in the Republican party.

It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower (R-Texas) more than 20 years ago.

The interesting question is, why? Why waste the political capital? Why pass over more qualified candidates who would sail through confirmation, including Michele Flournoy -- who'd be the first female defense secretary?

The most ridiculous answer is among the mainstream media's favorites: bipartisanship. According to Politico, the choice "appeals to Obama's bipartisan spirit." The...