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Campus Question – January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

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Campus Question – January 11, 2013

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Today The New Republic‘s Alec MacGillis pointed out the Washington Post‘s confused objections to Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama has nominated for Secretary of Defense. Last month, a Post editorial said Hagel’s positions “fall well to the left of those pursued by Mr. Obama during his first term.” Today a Post op-ed said Hagel would be among “a team of Washington insiders who are [...] thoroughly in sync with [President Obama's] left-of-center views and those of the Democratic Party’s base.” So … umm … which is it?

5 Responses to “Campus Question – January 11, 2013”

  1. NCrissieB Says:

    Today on Campus

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  2. NCrissieB Says:

    So either Chuck Hagel is “well to the left of” President Obama’s “centrism” … thus unqualified to be Secretary of Defense … or Chuck Hagel is “thoroughly in synch with [President Obama's] left-of-center views” … and thus unqualified to be Secretary of Defense. Hrmm….

    Or, the Post editorial board are steeped in the “centrism” of bloated defense budgets and aggressive interventionism, which is “centrism” only by inside-the-Beltway standards.

    Oh, and President Obama won the presidential election in November … not Mitt Romney, and not the Post editorial board.

  3. winterbanyan Says:

    I had to read that several times and I’m still not sure what they mean…except they object.

    I guess I grew up in a different country. Somehow I got the impression that a president got the cabinet he wanted. Hmmm…..

  4. Jim W Says:

    Anyone who signs a report that recommends saving by streamlining the $200billion expenditure for nuclear deterrent weapons over the next 20 years is too far left for the Washington Post.

    One job of the Defense Department is to nurture corporations that will benefit from buying institutional advertisements in the Washington Post. Obviously Hagel is unqualified.

  5. addisnana Says:

    Well, fortunately the Washington Post doesn’t get a confirmation vote either up or down. I’m sure they wish they did. Ha! Oh and none of the other pundits get a vote either. Dealing with the Senate is enough advise and consent. :roll: