Can this country afford any less than the best qualified Cabinet members who will uphold the Constitution and act in the best interests of the American people? Will the President do this? The President picks people who fit in with his philosophy and his ideology because he wants them to enforce his policies. A record matters. Chuck Hagel's record is not good for Israel or for resisting radical Islamist regimes and policies. If the Senate ever had a cause to advise the President and give consent to his choices before they are enacted, now is the time. Harry Reid and allies cannot be expected to do much more than protect their political interests. The Republicans must ask the hard questions and stand up and do what's best for the country.