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A Petty Decision by Obama

rhawkins Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:37 AM
"Petty" is what Barack Obama does best. He's a nasty little man with no respect for anything.
rjchicago Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:11 AM
The visual that I have for the occupant in the WH is this:

Truckman Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:31 AM
You're too kind. He's MUUUUCH Worse than that.
Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:07 AM
Petty, arrogant, and a two year old....

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...