If this ain't leaving the party, we don't know what is:
[Former Nebraska Senator, Virginia resident, Chuck] Hagel was asked whether he would run as a Republican if he were to seek office again, a question the Nebraska native did not answer directly.If you're a Republican, you say, "Of course I'd run as a Republican. I've always been in the party. What are you, nuts? Get outta here!"
"I would run as Chuck Hagel. I always have," he said. "If I'd run again, I'd run on my record, and who I am, and that's the way I'd do it."
But instead Hagel announced the formation of the "Chuck Hagel Party".
And to quote Jonah Goldberg in his column today:
"...a lot of the complaints about incivility today are really complaints from the people in power or their supporters in the media, aimed at the folks who won’t shut up and get with their program.And there’s something distinctly undemocratic about that."
Those complaints can also be attributed to those who are gunning for a SecDef gig...