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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:43 PM

Chuck Hagel would be the right pick for Defense.

For one reason, he would be in a better position to sell the coming downsizing of the Defense Department to Congress...

It's gonna happen simply because of the creeping withdrawal from Afghanistan.

He is the right man to refocus the Pentagon from war status back to protection of the sea ways and peace keeping.

And, he would be a symbol of bi-partisanship on the part of democrats which is what the people want.

Have at it, if you will, but this is a really savvy political move to neutralize a major problem for second term presidents.

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Reply Chuck Hagel would be the right pick for Defense. (Original post)
WCGreen Nov 2012 OP
Walk away Nov 2012 #1
spanone Nov 2012 #2
Bucky Nov 2012 #10
JI7 Nov 2012 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #3
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #4
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
robinlynne Nov 2012 #6
Bucky Nov 2012 #11
robinlynne Nov 2012 #12
leveymg Nov 2012 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #15
quinnox Nov 2012 #8
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #9
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #21
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #13
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #16
robinlynne Nov 2012 #17
msongs Nov 2012 #18
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #19
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #20

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. Here is what he is up to.....

Current Positions

Hagel currently teaches at Georgetown University in the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), as a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of National Governance. He is Chairman of the Atlantic Council, Co-Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Policy Board and Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future; and is a member of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) board of directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation; the Advisory Boards of Deutsche Bank Americas; Corsair Capital; M.I.C. Industries; is a Director of the Zurich Holding Company of America; and is a Senior Advisor to McCarthy Capital Corporation.

According to Wikki

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:45 PM

2. i like hagel, but i'm ready for some bi-partisanship on the part of republicans....just ONCE.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:51 PM

10. I completely agree. How many Dems were on Bush's cabinet?

One.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:04 PM

14. Hagel supported Obama for President , it's like saying McCain picking Lieberman

for something in his administration was a sign of bipartisanship .

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 PM

3. I completely agree, and on all counts.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 PM

4. Whatever.

I'm neutral. I think it might do a lot to defang the obstructionists.

OT: I keep checking your blog for an update. I worry about you.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. K&R!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. I prefer Wesley Clark. we dont need a symbol of bi-partisanship. bi-partisan ship has done nothing

for us over the past 4 years. I think an end to the bi-partisanship talk would move our country forward.

I don't remember Bush being bi-partisan. And his agenda was passed. by both sides.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:52 PM

11. I don't think Clark could take the pay cut.

I fought for his nomination. But these days he's more an idea man & consultant rather than an administrator.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:53 PM

12. ok. a Democrat.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:49 PM

7. What happened to Leon Panetta?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:27 PM

15. He wants to retire,for good this time

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:49 PM

8. Either him or Wes Clark

 

I like Clark as SoS or this position. IMHO he should be in the Obama admin somewhere.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:50 PM

9. I like Hagel & think he'd be great in DOD. BUT, Obama has already appointed bipartisan cabinet or

agency heads: Petraeus and Gates come to mind. He tried to hire Judd, but he turned Obama down.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:06 PM

21. Petraeus obviously didn't work out, but I liked Gates.

I thought he was a good SecDef.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:53 PM

13. Hagel would be a good pick for SoD. He has been endorsing Democrats and his wife

has endorsed President Obama. He would be a strong ally to the president. I concur with your choice 100%.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:29 PM

16. Fuck "Bipartisanship", I want Wes Clark at Defense!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:19 PM

17. Thank-you. Time to stop working for the GOP!!!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:59 PM

18. obama needs to get out and meet more democrats lol nt

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:02 PM

19. Wesley Clark or Jim Webb would be a better choices, like Hagel, both were high level military

officers. But unlike Hagel, both are loyal democrats.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:04 PM

20. I think you are right.

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