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Monday, February 18, 2013

Only in America: Incompetence is no disqualifier

Read and weep:
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator John McCain signaled that he would no longer hold up his former colleague Chuck Hagel’s nomination after Congress returns. “I don’t believe he is qualified,” Mr. McCain said. “But I don’t believe that we should hold up his nomination any further because I think it’s a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered.”
McCain’s answer does more to sum up what’s wrong with partisanship, comity, and how senators treat national security than any other recent comment. When a cabinet nominee comes before the Senate, senators should consider any number of factors. Before deference to the president’s choice, friendship, or consideration of that nominee’s past or present statements, one question should be considered disqualifying, and that is the question of competence.
Continue reading here. Disgraceful.

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1 Comments:

At 2:44 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

He makes a good point. None of Obama's cabinet officers is anything but a mouthpiece.

 

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