September 7, 2007
Breaking News: Hagel Won't Seek Re-ElectionThe Journal Star is first out of the gate on this one:
Sen. Chuck Hagel will announce Monday he’ll not seek re-election next year.I've never been impressed with Hagel. He's all bluster, no substance; last year alone, he voted for Bush's policies 95.5% of the time. True, he's marginally reasonable to deal with compared to the rest of the shrill GOP bullies, but having a modicum of respect for your colleagues across the aisle shouldn't be a noteworthy exception to the rule.
So Nebraska's Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2008. This is a good thing, except the Democrats are already brandishing the name of former Senator Bob Kerrey as their possible contender.
Ugh. Bob Kerrey? This Bob Kerrey?
American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in Iraq despite all our mistakes and the violent efforts of al Qaeda, Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias to disrupt it...So Kerrey strongly believes that we should stay in Iraq to save face. Tell that to the families of our soldiers still dying there and see what they think, not to mention that Kerrey has been wrong on Iraq before.
And uh, Dems? When someone like the National Review's Kathryn Lopez calls Kerrey her "favorite Democrat" and Rush Limbaugh praises him for being right on Iraq, shouldn't that give you a clue?
Gahd, why are the Dems so fond of self-flagellation?
Update: More reactions on Hagel across the blogosphere from Memeorandum.
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