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  •  I don't give a damn about "messaging" (0+ / 0-)

    I want a candidate who demonstrates intelligence, competence, skill and an ability to implement the president's policies, whatever his political persuasion is.

    Hagel has worked long with and for Obama, and I'm pretty sure they agree on a number of areas, and have a good working relationship. He's doesn't seem the type to start wars on his own, go on buying binges, or run roughshod over the president. That works for me.

    Finally, there's one thing that will keep him in line. He serves at the pleasure of the president. If he does a lousy job or something that ticks off Obama, he's gone.

    •  The jobs of the SecDef is not just to make the (0+ / 0-)

      President happy.

      It is, at times, to be willing to make the President very very *un*happy.

      This place needs a PVP server.

      by JesseCW on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:33:10 AM PST

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