I suppose I should know this but I don’t so I’ll ask...is it reasonable for me to assume that Hagel’s a RINO? It’s hard to imagine any *real* Republican getting within a country mile of the OsamaObama Administration without a hazmat suit on.
Hagal is the VERY Definition of “RINO”!
Leon Panetta himself was “once” a Republican Congressman representing the 16th District in California, back about 1973, but switched parties when he became “appalled” with the Republicans when Nixon had to resign over Watergate.
Chuck Hagel is another RINO who never had much party allegiance, much like former Florida Charlie Crist, who only recently changed from “Republican” to “Democrat”, probably one of the more honest actions he has undertaken in his career.
I kind of see a pattern here, the Current Regime reaching out for somebody who has SOME credibility for the job, and it just happens, most of them were at one time or another, associated with the Republicans in the past.
But of course, it was the party that left them, not the other way around.