Warhawk Redux

Looking across the border this week from my Johnny Canuck bully pulpit, I was reminded why the supposed democratic ‘holding to account’ cited as the US Senate confirmation hearings constitutional rationale is the ultimate political pant load. Thank God for our good old Canadian patronage appointments in similar circumstances – ones done mostly behind closed doors, pure as the driven slush, after you catch an eyeful of this Capitol Hill bozo brigade.… [Read more]

War-Hawkism Has Run its Course

On January 31, 2013, former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) was questioned at his senate hearing as President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.  The hearing proved interesting — not because watching senators take yet another of the president’s nominees and grill him like cheese is so fascinating — but, rather, because it’s more apparent than ever that these hearings are often nothing more than an opportunity for senators who seek to remain relevant to display their ruffled feathers.… [Read more]