The Hegelian Dialectic

Thesis: We shouldn’t have a dumb ass for Secretary of Defense

Antithesis: It doesn’t matter if we have a dumb ass for Secretary of Defense

Synthesis: We have a dumb ass for Secretary of Defense.

The Senate approved Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Defense secretary Tuesday, ending a contentious battle that exposed deep divisions over the president’s Pentagon pick.

After Republicans blocked the nomination earlier this month, they ultimately allowed for an up-or-down vote on Tuesday. The margin was historically close, with 58 senators supporting him and 41 opposing in the end.

Though Hagel is himself a former Republican senator, the resistance to his nomination showed an unusual level of distrust among many senators toward the man chosen to lead the Defense Department — at a time when the country is trying to wind down the Afghanistan war, while assessing emerging threats from Iran, Syria and elsewhere in the turbulent Middle East and North Africa.

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3 Responses to The Hegelian Dialectic

  1. notamobster says:

    Yay!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled decline, already in progress.

  2. Uke says:

    I eagerly anticipate the nomination of Hank Johnson to the next available cabinet position.

  3. notamobster says:

    No way! Alvin Greene for Energy Secretary! Go Greene!

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