She’s now equating Harriet Miers, a Supreme Court nominee, with Chuck Hagel, a cabinet nominee, as if the Senate should now treat a newly-elected president’s cabinet picks as if they were life-time court appointments. This is now her argument for stopping Obama having the Republican defense secretary he wants:
No [president's] discretion is owed to confirm someone unfit for the job, who said he couldn’t or wouldn’t do the job. (Hagel denied he’d be a policymaker or would run anything, pleading that it didn’t matter what he thinks.)
Huh? I don’t recall Hagel say he would not be running the Pentagon. He just represents the horrifying fact to Rubin that Netanyahu’s allies won’t.