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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:17 PM

48. First, my questions were not what makes him useful as Secretary of Defense.

My questions were:

All that aside, what in God's name makes Hagel such a blinkin' great choice for Defense? Is no Democrat available for the job?


The four things you cited are by no means unique to Hagel and certainly far from rare among Democrats.

Besides, the defense budget will either get cut in this financial folderol or not at all. The Secretary of Defense sure ain't going to cut it after Congress and the President leave it bloated.

And I have never believed that being hated by Republicans automatically qualifies someone for a Cabinet position. Or the opposite. For example, they like Kerry for State and I think Kerry will make a fine Secretary of State--provided he is not too deferential.

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