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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:44 AM

What's the plus side of Hagel? I'm not seeing it. [View all]

I'm not a fan of reaching across the aisle for appointees, especially given the recent experience with Petraeus and the fact that recruiting republicans for national security position reinforces the narrative that Democrats are weak on defense. Oh well, I'm sure they looked through binders full of Democrats I digress. Isn't part of the incentive for picking a republican that the approval should happen more easily? Is the choice not a conciliatory gesture? But instead the republicans are stomping him and he seems evasive and harried. So what's the plus side here?

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