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January 31, 2013

Chuck Hagel, Bumbling Lightweight (Who Might Also Hate Jews)

Later on today, there will be video from Hagel's hearings. Right now as I type this Lindsey Graham is brutalizing him ( on CSPAN, the main one).

As this will be recapped in an hour or three, I won't bother now.

Brit Hume made a simple but deadly observation about Hagel's performance -- "he's just not very bright."

And he's not. While the media is intensely interested in the intellectual capacity of any Republican (unless that Republican is obviously intelligent, in which case they don't mention IQ at all), they never discuss the intelligence of the dimmer-bulb Democrats or Republicans like Hagel, who can be counted as allies.

Hagel's dumb. He's just not smart enough to be Secretary of Defense. Our troops deserve a bright man who understands complex systems and has the intellectual curiosity to discover what he doesn't know. Not a bumbling dummy whose deepest thoughts are about the "Jewish lobby."

Brief Clip: Alas this is just a short one. But this basic sort of thing went on for ten minutes. It's a cumulative thing. Seeing someone stumble and bumble for 90 seconds is no big deal; but ten minutes of stumbling and bumbling looks dumb.

Longer Clip:


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