The Chuck Hagel confirmation hearings are providing a rare moment of bipartisan consensus among observers, who agree that the Secretary of Defense nominee is blowing it:
hagel’s making biden look rhetorically sure-footed
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013
The media have noticed:
This Hagel hearing is a disaster.
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 31, 2013
He’s been caught in one contradiction after another as he has been forced to defend a) his record and b) his recent conversions on just about every issue. Democrats are trying to help with friendly questions, but they’re not enough to convince any objective observer–or even some supporters–that he’s up to the task.