Arguably, the SoS appointment is the most powerful position to hold outside of being President.
But a close runner up would have to be Defense, because there could also be huge economic implications in the selection of Hagel.
So how do you think he's faring? And will he be confirmed?The consensus this morning was that Hagel had not done so well, despite repeating, over and over, his record of support for Israel when it counted and firmness about Iran. But, except for the exceedingly precise questions having to do with bases or shipyards in a particular state, the hearing was tilted far more toward fuming, insinuation, and intellectual dishonesty than any attempt to gain real information about what Hagel might do.
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