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  •  My contention is that WP is hell bent to (1+ / 0-)
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    torpedo Hagel's potential nomination. Its reporting on this matter is dishonest.  If you compare what Amb. Hormel says on his facebook with what is reported in WP, it is easy to see that they do not convey exactly the same message.

    It would be fairer if you mention in your writing that neocons Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Jennifer Rubin, Dan Señor are all against Hagel.  One might ask why. Perhaps you should also mention that that Hagel supported President Obama over McCain and Mitt Romney and he endorsed Joe Sestak over Pat Toomey, and Bob Kerrey over his Republican opponent.  

    •  No it's not dishonest reporting. (2+ / 0-)
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      Hormel said it. He said it to several outlets. He said other things, but impinging the Post doesn't mean he didn't say it. I posted it because other people were speaking for him, so I thought I'd provide the actual words he said, however inconvenient they are.

      And I DID mention neocon opposition, did you not read the piece? I didn't read off the list names.

      I don't always believe the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

      That's foolish calculus. No matter who Obama nominated the right wing would bitch. That's a given.

      "The marriage fight is over when we say it's over, and it's over when we win."—Dan Savage

      by Scott Wooledge on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:10:42 PM PST

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    •  Hormel's Wapo comments (1+ / 0-)
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      were made before the White House probably leaned on Hormel to soften his position. The Facebook statement was made several hours after WaPo published his initial reaction and several people have surmised those comments prompted a call from someone high up in the administration telling Hormel to back off. Hormel's initial reaction is spot on IMO.

      "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

      by craigkg on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:11:31 PM PST

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    •  If you'd like to write all this, do so. (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't have to write the essay you'd like written, you're capable of doing it yourself. I wrote the essay that expressed my perspective on it.

      It would be fairer if you mention in your writing that neocons Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Jennifer Rubin, Dan Señor are all against Hagel.  One might ask why. Perhaps you should also mention that that Hagel supported President Obama over McCain and Mitt Romney and he endorsed Joe Sestak over Pat Toomey, and Bob Kerrey over his Republican opponent.  

      "The marriage fight is over when we say it's over, and it's over when we win."—Dan Savage

      by Scott Wooledge on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:11:54 PM PST

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