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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:40 PM

 

Sen. Cochran becomes first Republican to back Hagel to lead Pentagon

Source: The Hill

Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) on Wednesday became the first Republican to cross party lines and back former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Obama's pick to be the next Defense secretary.

A Cochran spokesman confirmed that the Mississippi senator has decided to endorse Hagel, who will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Gaining the support of Cochran further boosts Hagelís chances of winning confirmation and succeeding Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the Pentagon.

A dozen Democratic senators have said they will support Hagel, and no Democrats have come out against him, although many have raised some concerns about his selection.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/280105-sen-cochran-first-republican-to-back-hagel



I think I hear a bibi crying.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:50 PM

1. Smart man.

Hagel will remember that the next time he awards a ship building contract.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:29 PM

2. Biloxi Bliss? ;-)

 

Yes, I do like American movies!

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:33 PM

3. Pascagoula, but close.

Ingalls Shipbuilding is a shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA, originally established in 1938, and is now part of Huntington Ingalls Industries. It is a leading producer of ships for the US Navy, and at 10,900 employees, the largest private employer in Mississippi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingalls_Shipbuilding

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:56 PM

4. I swear to you: I did NOT look this up on Google!

 

I've always fancied UFO stories, and do remember the report from that town, which, if I'm not mistaken, was one of the earliest "abduction" cases.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:03 PM

5. I had forgotten - had to look it up.

Pascagoula gained notoriety on October 11, 1973 when two local fishermen, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, claimed to have been abducted by aliens from a Pascagoula pier. The media frenzy that followed touched off national interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials unparalleled since the Roswell incident. In 1983, Hickson wrote a book about his ordeal entitled UFO Contact In Pascagoula.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascagoula,_Mississippi

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:07 PM

6. I knew that one of the was named Charles

 

And, upon reading your post, Calvin Parker most definitely rings a bell.

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