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President Obama saluted the Senate vote:
“With the bipartisan confirmation of Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, we will have the defense secretary our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve.
The Obama administration refers to the health care law as a “bipartisan bill,” so compared to that, the Hagel confirmation “yes” vote must seem like it contains a landslide of Republicans.
Obama likes to spread the phony “bipartisan” claims when he knows there’s a good chance the plan will go to hell quickly and he’s lining up future scapegoats.
Throw Iran’s thumbs-up on Hagel into the mix and Obama can tout the confirmation as really really bipartisan.