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  •  I support Hagel for DOD. (4+ / 0-)

    I won't sign your petition, Hunter, and I'm surprised that I feel so strongly about it.

    Maybe it will take a Republican to finally root out the neocon gophers that the Obama administration has tolerated.

    Hagel and Kerry both voted for the 2002 AUMF, and they both turned against it eventually.  Kerry's flip flop was opportunistic and we can only hope it was sincere.  Hagel's decision ruined his name as a Republican, earned him the lasting enmity of the neocons.  

    Typically, the road to success in the Obama administration is through mediocre acceptance of the status quo.  Perhaps Obama thinks he will get that by nominating a Republican.  But I think Hagel will be less status quo than any Democrat Obama would choose.

    Besides: It will be fun watching the Republicans try to bash Hagel.

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