Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Senate Armed Services Committee. What a show!

(A Senate panel advanced Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense. (AP))
To those of us who may be recovering politicians, but are still addicted to the Wash. shenanigans, the Senate Armed Services panel hearing was a scary thing to observe, or read about.
The newly minted, freshman tea partier Texas US Senator Ted Cruz spent his alloted time jibber jabbering about Chuck Hagel receiving speaking fees from the Saudis.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, D.Missouri, gave him a withering look; and in essence told him to shut up.
The Armed Services comt. is a power center in the Senate; and Cruz has no significant clout. Perhaps in twenty years.
The strange GOP US Senator from Ok., James Inhofe got really personal in his attacks on Hagel, and again McCaskill, and even John McCain told him to keep quiet.
And then there was Lindsey Graham, GOPer,S.C. who proclaimed that, “(Hagel) is in a league of own, guys..I say dumb things every day, but..”
I would agree with the “dumb things every day” part.
Graham and McCain, the militarist “Hardy boys”, did wear green ribbons last night at the SOTU speech, in honor of the Newtown shooting victims.
They were only two of the few GOPers wearing the ribbon.

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