February 6, 2013

UH OH: Hagel Vote Postponed. “What is unclear is whether this is a somewhat choreographed maneuver whereby the White House, the Senate and Hagel can all end this. Not unlike Harriet Miers, whose nomination to the Supreme Court ended when the White House could not provide documents covered under executive privilege, this gives all sides a chance to end what has been a disastrous nomination. In the short term this provides Republican opponents more time to secure opposition. From the administration’s point of view, it must endure another round of Sunday shows.”

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