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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Brock View Post
You said "It's the president's call. He gets to pick who is in his cabinet, not the Senate". That is false. You now know what the constitution says, but you apparently did not earlier tonight.

If it's such a slam dunk under normal circumstances, it appears Obama made a really shitty pick, and maybe should have done a little vetting of his own before he did it.
True but this is all about petty politics. McCain spilled the beans tonight when he said they held up his nomination because Hagel was mean to Bush.

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McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that.
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