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  •  I agree with your points Scot and rec'd and (1+ / 0-)
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    tipped and I have signed the petition.  I do though think you ignored two factors that will influence PBO's decision.  The most important is that John McCain has already deep sixxed Pres. Obama's first choice for Sect. of State.  McCain is again leading the campaign against Hagel.  How will it look if it appears that McCain has veto power over Obama's Cabinet choices?  That is not going to sit well with the White House.  The second reason is that Obama and Hagel are friends.  Obama should not have brought up Hagel to begin with and he should still not appoint him now, but it will be understandable if he does because of the reasons I outlined above.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:29:24 PM PST

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