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A Petty Decision by Obama

Rick 2811 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:33 AM
Obama couldn't quite find a Democrat precisely like him, so he read awhile, read some more and lo and behold how about old Chuck Hagel...he's available ! Isn't it beautiful seeing Obama reaching across the aisle to get his clone ?

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...