According to the White House, Chuck Hagel participated in a couple of mock hearings to get him ready for today’s fiasco. So, as Ramesh Ponnuru tweeted…
In other words, this was Hagel prepared.
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) January 31, 2013
Which is terrifying, when you think about the fact that Barack Obama wants Hagel to head up our national defense. Imagine this guy representing the United States in talks with, say, Putin. Or anyone, really.