This turncoat Republican, failed and un-re-electable U.S. Senator, inept non-presidential presidential candidate, Bob Kerrey supporter, Barack Obama ass-licker is a candidate for Secretary of Defense?
We can think of only one reason for Obama to even entertain such a stupid, foolish idea and that is to slam Nebraskans for electing Deb Fischer.
But the truth of the matter is that if President has a brain in his liberal head he will realize that Hagel is a totally untrustable, unreliable individual who can't and could never be counted on to carry out Obama directives.
Sadly, Hagel who we believe suffers from delayed post traumatic stress syndrome, wants simply to be relevant. He isn't-except in his own mind. His lack of relevance was only recently highlighted by his failed attempt to help liberal, fellow Easterner Bob Kerrey become a U.S. Senator. That showed just how toxic and out of touch Hagel is.
Fortunately, this can only be hype by Obama and associates to assuage Hagel's failed efforts and his Republican 'lick-up' status.
Report: Chuck Hagel being vetted for top State, Defense posts
Foreign Policy magazine reported on Wednesday that the Nebraska Republican is being vetted for secretary of State or Defense.
Hagel, a centrist on foreign policy, has expressed support for some of the Obama administration's recent national security policies.
Foreign Policy noted that Hagel has also been an outspoken critic of some of former President George W. Bush's policies on national security. He called the war in Iraq "an absolute replay of Vietnam."
Even after he left the Senate, Hagel has continued to weigh in on politics. He has criticized the Republican Party as being in the hands of the "extreme right" and said former President Reagan "would be stunned by the party today."
Just after the 2012 presidential election, Hagel, who is the chairman of the Atlantic Council, said that the current political environment was more conducive to deal-making than in past years.
"I think also because Barack Obama will not stand for an election again — at least he says he won't — that takes the political tension out of this to some extent," Hagel said. "There's always political tension and that's good, but that gives him more latitude, Republicans more latitude to finding a solution."
Hagel endorsed Democrat Bob Kerrey over Republican Deb Fischer in the Nebraska Senate race to replace outgoing Sen. Ben Nelson (D). The endorsement was a coup for Kerrey, as Hagel remains particularly influential in his home state. Fischer won the Senate seat.
Consideration of Hagel, who currently is the co-chairman of Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board, comes as top Republicans are expressing strong opposition to the possibility of Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice succeeding Hillary Clinton as secretary of State when Clinton steps down. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has also been mentioned as a possible nominee to succeed Clinton, and for the top Defense Department slot.
If Hagel did become secretary of Defense, he would not be the first Republican in that position to serve Obama. Bob Gates, also a Republican, served as Obama's first secretary of Defense. Ray LaHood, a former GOP congressman, serves as Obama's transportation secretary."