A tough day for Chuck Hagel
If instant punditry means anything, Chuck Hagel didn't do himself any good during his Senate confirmation hearing today. Here's what some DC media types are saying on Twitter about the former Republican senator's appearance before his old colleagues.
- — Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire)Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:44:20Let's just say Chuck Hagel isn't helping himself in these confirmation hearings http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/01/31/mccain_clashes_with_hagel.html ….com/archives/2013/01/31/mccain_clashes_with_hagel.html
- — Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen)Thu, Jan 31 2013 09:37:50An Off-Kilter Chuck Hagel Fumbles On Iran http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/an-off-kilter-chuck-hagel-fumbles-on-iran …com/roRosieGrayn-off-kilter-chuck-hagel-fumbles-on-iran via @rosiegray
- — Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews)Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:22:17"I think Chuck Hagel is much more comfortable asking questions than answering them." - Sen. Claire McCaskill on @mitchellreports
- — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)Thu, Jan 31 2013 08:52:51It's hard to be forceful, articulate and coherent when your whole tactic is to run away from your beliefs in exchange for power #Hagel
- — Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNBC)Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:27:14So Lindsey Graham just took what is supposed to be a Hagel positive - forthrightness and turned it inside out.
- — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh)Thu, Jan 31 2013 11:50:08Sharp, incisive analysis on hearings from @michaelphirsh: Is Hagel Failing? http://www.nationaljournal.com/is-hagel-failing-20130131 …ournal.com/is-hagel-failing-20130131
- — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins)Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:37:50Consensus gathering on Twitter that Hagel's blowing this recalls the chatter during 1st prez debate. Basically true, with everyone piling on
- — Tim Miller (@Timodc)Thu, Jan 31 2013 11:10:49Hagel, oy in video form. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiXTyDnA2TI&feature=youtu.be …om/watsamsteinhpDnA2TI&feature=youtu.be RT @samsteinhp Hagel, oy
- — Sam Stein (@samsteinhp)Thu, Jan 31 2013 09:20:56Has Buzzfeed published its piece yet on Hagel losing the confirmation vote? #joke (Kaczynski, feel free to find an old tweet of mine)
- — Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier)Thu, Jan 31 2013 10:58:06huh. had to know that Q was coming RT @ZekeJMiller: Carney says he doesn’t know if Obama is pleased by Hagel’s performance on the Hill today
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