A reader writes:
If Hagel goes down, it may be all due to a sketchy report from Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro. If you repeat it enough it must be true. But then nobody actually knows what this purported organization, “Friends of Hamas”, actually is – a group that Weigel says “doesn’t actually exist”. But it may be enough to give the GOP fuel to filibuster, or whatever they want to call it.
Maybe Obama should nominate John McCain and insist that he provide the same level of documentation that the GOP is requesting of Hagel.
Regarding the amount of financial transparency the Republicans are requesting of Hagel, isn’t it amazing how quickly they’ve forgotten how Romney offered tax returns for only one year, plus an estimate for the following year?
(Photo: Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks on the phone in the reception room of the Senate. Graham has said he will vote against ending debate on Hagel’s nomination – thus blocking it. By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)