|Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) faces an uphill confirmation battle for Secretary of Defense|
President Obama wants Chuck Hagel for Defense.
Vietnam, enlisted man - he makes a lot of sense.
Hagel's a Republican; a former Senator...
GOP opposes him; you want to know what for?
They thought him disloyal when he criticized Iraq,
Felt that he should fall in line and cover Bush's back.
Didn't like his comments that our strategy was wrong.
Wanted him to just shut up and meekly go along.
Other groups were lining up to fight his confirmation
Well before Obama even made the nomination.
Since when does the Congress block a Cabinet request
If a nominee can pass a simple ethics test?
Hagel is a man of honor - a refreshing voice -
And, just as importantly, he is Obama's choice.
Unlike Susan Rice however, he will fight for Chuck.
But I bet the President is thinking "What the .... (ahem) heck?"