Yeah, who is surprised that Chuck Hagel was confirmed by the Senate for Secretary of Defense a few minutes ago? The Republicans make a lot of noise and then collapse every time. That’s why we can’t have nice things. From the Associated Press;
The vote Tuesday was 58-41, with four Republicans joining Democrats in backing President Barack Obama’s nominee.
The vote ended a contentious fight over the president’s choice for his second-term national security team.
Republicans opposed the former two-term Republican senator from Nebraska, casting him as out of the mainstream and overly critical of Israel. But Democrats stood together for Hagel, a twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran.
So, I guess a bunch of VoteVets guys will be headed to Defense like when their guy Shinseki went to Veterans’ Affairs. I wonder if Hagel still thinks that the surge in Iraq was the biggest military blunder in American history.