In it he said that Obama had “no foreign policy credentials”.
“I do think in a world that is so complicated, so interconnected and so combustible, you really got to have some people in charge that have some sense of the bigger scope of the world,” Hagel said. “I think that’s just a requirement.”
“I think it’s a stretch to, in any way, to say that (Obama’s) got the experience to be president of the United States,” Hagel said.
He said that about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin?
But he MUST have meant Obama, right?
Obama hasn’t even completed his first term in Congress.
He only recently went to meet with troops in the Mideast for the first time a few months ago.
Governor Palin met with troops in the Mideast (before she was on the Presidential ticket). And her son is about to be shipped to Iraq. (Just how much more could one be focused than when their kid is going into the battle zone?)
Oh but Chuck is really concerned about a Vice President having all the right experience. We see now.
You know, like serving in Congress, the White House and as Secretary of Defense.
You know, like his good friend and confidant Vice President Dick Cheney.
(What? Chuck doesn’t think much of Cheney? But…he said…experience…and…)
No, no. You see, Chuck Hagel has often characterized himself as an “Eisenhower Republican”.
So what he means is, we should all look to Eisenhower’s pick for Vice President.
Or maybe, just maybe, Chuck is really just shilling for his good buddy Joe Biden (and his new BFF Obama), hoping that he can get a job in their administration.
Who’d a thunk it…
(You could ask Chuck about all this the next time you’re at the Nebraska Breakfast in Washington. Oh wait, Hagel hasn’t been all year? Well, forget it…)
For those that care about this stuff, there is a LOT of back-channel goings on to see who will run for Omaha Mayor these days. And interested candidates, beyond Daub and Suttle, realize that they will have to start raising money asap.
At this point we see only a couple of realistic candidates on the horizon. Who will run?
The Huskers have a bye week, so feel free to volunteer with them, or get your bad self registered, at least.