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Chuck Hagel may regret
not having made more
Senate pals

Politico, by Jonathan Allen & Darren Samuelsohn

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/10/2013 11:39:55 AM

Chuck Hagel probably never thought he’d have to win a popularity contest in the Senate. Maybe that’s why he wasn’t terribly careful about whom he confronted or whom he offended. He popped off on the “Jewish lobby” and a gay Clinton nominee. His fellow Republicans will never forget the relish with which he lectured them on the flaws of the Iraq War — after he voted to authorize it.Policy aside, Hagel’s bedeviled by his own abrasive personality. In a chamber known for back-patting and elbow-rubbing, the former Nebraska senator mostly rubbed people the wrong way.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/10/2013 11:42:22 AM     (No. 9108996)

Some senators will act tough during questioning but Hagel will be confirmed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 1/10/2013 12:27:06 PM     (No. 9109102)

I was in the gallery when they voted on John Tower, it seemed they did not LIKE him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/10/2013 12:33:31 PM     (No. 9109109)

Cabinet positions just need a simple majority to be confirmed by the Senate .
Democrats control the Senate 55-45.
Unless some Dems bolt, it´s a done deal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/10/2013 12:39:29 PM     (No. 9109118)

Hagel don´t like anybody very much. (apologies to the kingston trio)


Remember that Reid is going to institute the nuclear option of changing the cloture vote requirement, currently 60, to a likely 51.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muggins, 1/10/2013 12:59:36 PM     (No. 9109165)

The Hagel comfirmation hearing will be worth watching.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/10/2013 3:09:20 PM     (No. 9109421)

I really look forward to Hagel´s confirmation hearings too. He is such an oddball. Let´s see if someone can get his feathers ruffled enough to lose his temper. In the end, the GOP Senators will talk tough and then vote for him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 1/10/2013 8:22:08 PM     (No. 9109869)

Havel can not manage people. His documented treatment of his staff members is inexcusable. The people at the state dept. will be in open rebellion within 6 months. And they are on his side.

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