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Dem Senator: Hagel Will Be Confirmed

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 2:47 PM
Are there any on the Left who can actually argue for a position based solely on merit, rather than the time-honored traditions (ala Alinsky acolytes) of flinging pooh or endless spam contributions?

Granted, it's pretty rare these days for a Cabinet nominee to be unconfirmed; as happened to embattled UN Ambassador Susan Rice, controversial figures just don't get the nomination. But still, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, has drawn bipartisan criticism for his controversial stances on issues ranging from homosexuality to Iran--and yet the Senate is likely to confirm him, per one of its admittedly reluctant members:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said on Sunday he believes former Sen. Chuck Hagel(R-Neb.) will be confirmed by the Senate as secretary of defense.

"I think Sen. Hagel will be approved,"...