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    Chuck should be toast, not just roast

    Chuck should be toast, not just roast

    Via Israel Matzav, Chuck Hagel refuses to disclose payments he has received in the last five years from foreigners, Is Chuck roast? Hagel refuses to disclose foreign funding sources:

    Will this finally be enough to break the Obama administration’s hold over Senate Democrats when it comes to the Hagel nomination? Chuck Hagel has refused to disclose to the Senate Armed Services Committee the sources of his foreign funding over the last five years. Is Chuck roast?

    Via Josh Rogin, GOP senators call for delay in Hagel committee vote:

    Two senior GOP members of the Senate Armed Services Committee told The Cable Tuesday that they won’t consent to a committee vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense until the former Nebraska senator discloses all of his recent paid speeches and until an allegation of misconduct in his Senate office is fully investigated….

    At Hagel’s Jan. 31 confirmation hearing, ranking Republican James Inhofe (R-OK) noted that the committee had requested Hagel provide all of the speeches he had delivered over the last five years, since he left the Senate, including disclosing who paid him for them. Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) gave Hagel a deadline of Monday at 5 p.m. to provide more information for the record. Hagel testified that many of his speeches were private, not videotaped, and often did not include prepared remarks, but that he would comply with all legal requirements.

    On Tuesday afternoon, committee member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told The Cable that the deadline had passed and that the committee had not been given the information it requested, specifically on who paid Hagel to give speeches. “A number of senators wrote and asked for additional financial information that I thought was reasonable and the chairman agreed and directed that information be provided by yesterday. It has not been provided. Those were reasonable requests,” Sessions said. “I believe the request for financial information was legitimate and should be complied with before a vote takes place.”

    Hagel’s nomination now is an embarrassment.  If he does not fully and completely disclose foreign sources of income, his nomination should be withdrawn.

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    Henry Hawkins | February 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Just think, our national security will soon be held in the sure hands of Obama, Biden, Hagel, and Kerry.

    [[[shudder]]]


       
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      Mister Natural in reply to Henry Hawkins. | February 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Hey HH
      the russkies are buzzing japan with their fighters & the chicoms are lighting up japanese defense assets with their missile targeting radars.
      looks like they have taken the measure of our current regime and found it wanting. the don’t think little barry will fulfill our treaty commitments
      sucks to be japan(and our other allies) these days
      taiwan’s probably shaking in their boots, too

    “Hagel’s nomination now is an embarrassment.”

    Which is, in fact, not a problem for the leaders of the party that nominated him, who are without shame. All he really needs now is a good sex scandal and they may ask him to run for president after Obama … and Hillary.

    Chuck was put up as a ruse.
    He was never the preferred selection, merely dog-meat.
    After he is stricken, the actual preferred selection shall be trotted forth.
    See Susan Rice / Kerry.
    This is a bait and switch game, and most are blind to it.
    So, we toss Hagel, and then when someone even worse, say Franken… is floated, well… we would look like obstructionist’s to just keep opposing every single appointment…
    Don’t take the bait.


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