Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quote of the Day: Chuck Hagel on partisan politics

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Via CNN, Hagel said this at a forum at the Johns Hopkins School of Advances International Studies:

The American people don't like what is going on… they want us to start doing what leaders are expected to do, address the problems, find some consensus to governing. Get along. There will be disagreements, sure… but in the end we can't hold ourselves captives to this raw, partisan, political paralysis.

Hagel took direct aim at Rush Limbaugh and his ilk, those who "try to rip everyone down and make fools of everybody but [who] don't have any answers."

Given his take on the state of partisan politics as usual, he must be very pleased that Obama won the election.

HuffPo's Sam Stein has more on Hagel's remarks.

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