The Senate could probably filibuster this appointment but that would require a GOP with some guts so it'll happen about the time Hell throws a kegger.
A McCain clone? They hate each other! Hagel blasted gramps in 2007 for being pro war. Hagel insinuated without comming right out and endorsing he was pro Obama. Hagel and Obama were friends in the senate and worked on nuclear weapons security. Hagel is definitely a RHINO but nothing like Gramps. This will shut gramps out of military no matter what committee he is on. This appointment is a big FU to John.
Actually, he is not a McCain clone. He is so left RINO, he makes McCain appear to be to the right of most of the posters on this site (only appears).
All I can say for Hagel is that he is better than Kerry for SecDef - which is why Kerry’s name was probably floated.