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Hagel Testimony = Fail

web_master Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:21 AM
The title of this should have been Hagel = EPIC fail. Hagel was positively incoherent at times. SNL could not have come up with a more pathetic perfomance. Apparently he thinks this doesn't matter because he'll be confirmed anyway. We'll see.

I subscribe to the general theory that a President - Republican or Democrat should be able to have the people running his Departments, Commissions and Agencies that he wants.

Unless there is some overriding disqualifying reason to reject him or her, the Senate should abide by the terms of Article II, Section 2 that says the President,

"shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Officers of the United States."

The nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense is an excellent case in point.

I may...