Thing about Chuck Hagel.
Prior to OBama nominating him he was viewed as a maverick like McCain. His two drawbacks were his views on gays which endeared him to the GOP, his views on Iraq which endeared him to the Democrats, and his views on Israel which PO'd just about everyone (although his voting record was not so anti-Israel as everyone is lead to believe).
Do we dislike him BECAUSE Obama recommended him?
He's a Vietnam Vet and knows the workings of the Pentagon and he will voice an opinion on un-necessary DoD expenditures I'm sure.
He just seems to P_s_ Off everyone - which makes him OK in my book.
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