A highlight from the Kerry confirmation hearing (which was FULL OF HIGHLIGHTS for those of us who loved John Kerry which I think is just me and Hillary at this point) last week:
Let this serve as a lesson for every other Republican out there. No matter how long you've been a Republican, or what you've done as a Republican, or how you've refrained (mostly) from pointing out that your own party is bugfuck insane and who are these people and who let them in here anyway, the minute a Democrat says something nice about you, or gives you a job such as Secretary of Something, you become HITLTER TIMES INFINITY and it is time to take you down:
GOLD PLATED TRIPS FROM LOBBYISTS!
(And suddenly we hate Pentagon contracts and benefits to private companies and also conflicts of interest? Suddenly this is a problem?)
I don't love Hagel at all, think he was kind of a crap choice and wonder why we couldn't find a Democrat to deal with this job, but it is immensely amusing to watch Republicans throw somebody over the side like this. And I can't believe more people don't watch how this kind of thing happens and think twice about signing up for an outfit that treats its members like this.