Day: February 27, 2013

These Are Our Leaders?

Chuck Hagel was confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense yesterday. Forty-one Republicans voted against the appointment; four joined with all the Democrats to put the vote well over the top. Republicans who earlier voted for cloture and broke the filibuster are, in my mind, just as much to blame for this successful nomination as those who openly supported Hagel. This is the same man who fell on his face verbally in his confirmation hearings, stumbling badly before sharp questioning…. Read more »