Chuck Hagel Says 'They Have Failed the Country'
Outgoing Republican Earns BRAD BLOG 'Intellectually Honest Conservative Award' Despite One-Time Ownership of Voting
Washington Post reports
on outgoing Republican Senator Chuck Hagel's comments last night during an address at the Council on Foreign Relations
in New York. It seems he doesn't care much for the Bush Administration...
Hagel, who considered running for the GOP presidential nomination as an antiwar candidate, told the foreign policy
experts that he would give the Bush administration "the lowest grade of any I've known."
"I have to say this is one of the most arrogant, incompetent administrations I've ever seen or ever read about," Hagel
said, according to our colleague Robert Kaiser, who attended the speech. In case his audience didn't get the point,
Hagel also said: "They have failed the country."
We have been remiss in honoring the good Senator with The BRAD BLOG's
coveted and too-rarely bestowed "Intellectually Honest Conservative Award"
. So before he leaves the Senate entirely, we're happy to announce our awarding of this prize today to Hagel.
(NOTE: We're well aware of Hagel's troubling one-time ownership of voting machine company ES, before becoming the first Republican Senator to be elected in Nebraska in a dog's age... on ES voting machines. It is in spite that ignominy that we offer this most coveted award.)