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Chuck Hagel Is a Choice To Irritate the GOP

podinwv Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 10:19 AM
He's gathering all the socialist/Marxist cronies, Hagel, Lew, Brennan, Kerry and others sure to be nominated. Watch out America. Keep 'em loaded and keep 'em close.
"Never make an enemy by accident," housemaid Anna Bates warned her husband in the third season premiere of "Downton Abbey" Sunday night. That's what the housemaid's mother always told her.

If his mother ever gave him the same advice, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel -- now President Barack Obama's pick to serve as secretary of defense -- seems to have ignored it.

Biographically, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam War hero makes a great choice. As the president noted, "he'd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense, one of the few secretaries who have...