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  •  Plus the very Republican Henry Stimson (10+ / 0-)

    Who served as Secretary of War to William Howard Taft and Secretary of State to Hebert Hoover.  In 1940, with World War II broken out in Europe, FDR appointed him as his Secretary of War.  Stimson would play a key role in developing the military planning that led to our victories over Nazi Germany and Fascist Japan, and he was a great American, despite being a Republican.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:07:52 PM PST

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    •  Nevertheless... (12+ / 0-)

      I refuse to swallow the argument that there are no Democrats who are qualified for this job.

      I am fucking sick and tired of gestures toward "bipartisanship" that are always answered with the same old GOP obstructionism and evil.  (Yes, evil.  Just watch what they do to the entire country when the debt ceiliing must be approved again.)

      The trick to rooting out the evil is weeding out the GOP.  Cattle ranchers don't plant jimsonweed in their pastures in the hopes Mother Nature will be "bipartisan" and steer their cattle away from it.

      Send Chuck Hegel a Fuck-You-Gram.  

      I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

      by Pragmatus on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:42:11 PM PST

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      •  Are there any that want it? (1+ / 0-)
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        Or just a list that might accept it if pressured hard enough?

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 04:23:52 AM PST

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      •  My guess is (2+ / 0-)
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        Chuck Hagel is a person out of time.  Had he been born ten years later, he'd be solidly a democrat in the Rahm/Obama mold.  My sense is that Obama feels a political kinship with not crazy republic and who were ousted from politics.  

        That said, the problem is what do we do with Obama, not Hagel.  Why wouldn't he nominate Wes Clarke?  

        "I'm a Republican from the 80s". - The most "liberal" president in my lifetime.

        by Nada Lemming on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:59:16 AM PST

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