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  •  What you're implying is that... (3+ / 0-)
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    Shane Hensinger, poco, stivo

    ...those who forgive bigotry are not as pure as those who do not.

    I'm not sure if you're gay or not, but Hagel has a number of prominent gay advocates who not only testify to his tolerance, but forgive him past words and votes.

    I understand that you do not include those among the pure who believe "bigotry matters". But frankly that's your limitation, not a proof of your virtue or tolerance.

    Personally, I'm willing to trade off his social conservativism for the strong possibility that he will kill many fewer people in the course of his job. That he will, indeed, kill many fewer people than many of the alternatives with a symbolic "D" by their names.

    If confirmed, I believe Hagel is one of the few to hold the job who will actually earn its reformed title of Secretary of Defense, instead of the past (and often more appropriate) Secretary of War.

    'Fie upon the Congress' - Sen Bob Byrd

    by Maxwell on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:19:21 PM PST

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