Hagel continued "the American people don't like what is going on ... They want us to start doing what leaders are expected to do, address the problems, find some consensus to governing. Get along. There will be disagreements, sure ... but in the end we can't hold ourselves captives to this raw, partisan, political paralysis." WHEN YOU HELD YOUR NATIONAL DISASTER OF A NEWS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU WEREN'T GOING TO ANNOUNCE, YOU SAID YOU NEEDED MORE TIME TO WORK ON PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE COUNTY. WHAT PROBLEMS DID YOU WORK ON AND OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR? HOW HAVE YOUR SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOW VISITS DONE ANYTHING TO REDUCE THE PARTISAN POLITICAL PARALYSIS?
AS A FINAL THOUGHT, MAYBE CHUCK WILL FIND SOLACE IN KNOWING THAT NEBRASKANS HOLD HIM IN THE SAME LEVEL OF ESTEEM THAT THE NATION AS A WHOLE HOLDS GEORGE W. BUSH.