Carol Platt Liebau: Congrats to Republican Senator Hagel

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Congrats to Republican Senator Hagel

Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) really knows how to get press coverage -- and in some unusual places, too. That would come in handy for a self-promoting, self-proclaimed "maverick" looking to run for President -- except that he's showing up on Al Jazeera.

And now, there's more.'s newest email excrescence features a fundraising pitch, so that they can run their new ad, entitled "Hagel."

Check this out:

The ad, titled "Hagel," draws a sharp contrast between President Bush's claim that we're making progress in Iraq and the words of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, who said, "The White House is completely disconnected from reality... It's like they're just making it up as they go along."1 Then, the ad calls for an exit strategy, saying, "It's time to come home. We went in the wrong way, let's come home the right way." An exit strategy with a timeline is supported by nearly 84% of MoveOn members according to the recent vote.

So, Senator Hagel, what's it liked to be used as a pawn by adversaries of the American military? And what's that sound? Could it be "So Long, Farewell" -- to your presidential ambitions? Last one out, turn out the lights. . . please.


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