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SECURITY TEAM, THIS WEEK HE
NAMED JOHN KERRY TO BE THE NEW
SECRETARY OF STATE.
AND, THE FRONT-RUNNER FOR THE
PENTAGON REPORTEDLY, IS FORMER
REPUBLICAN SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL
WHO YOU CAN SEE WENT ON A
FOREIGN TRIP WITH THEN SENATOR
OBAMA IN 2008 TO THE MIDDLE
EAST.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KERRY AS
THE DEFINITE -- WELL, I THINK IT
IS FAIR TO SAY HE'S GOING TO
SAIL THROUGH AS THE NOMINEE FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE.
AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HAGEL
AS A POTENTIAL SECREARY OF
DEFENSE.
>> SENATOR KERRY WILL GO THROUGH
AND, HE IS AN APPROPRIATE
SECRETARY OF STATE.
I THINK, FOR A LIGHT FOOTPRINT,
OFTEN --
HE'LL EXECUTE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S
FOREIGN POLICY CONFIDENTLY, I'M
SURE AND I THINK SENATOR HAGEL
WILL EITHER NOT BE NOMINATED OR
CONFIRMED, HE'S MORE EXTREME
THAN JOHN KERRY AND, THE OBAMA
WHITE HOUSE SAYS HE'S A
REPUBLICAN AND, REPUBLICANS WILL
GO FOR HIM, BUT ON FOREIGN
POLICY ISSUES, ESPECIALLY THE
LAST SEVERAL YEARS, HE IS WAY TO
THE LEFT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA IN
TERMS OF IRAN SANCTIONS.
HE'S -- IRAN SANCTIONS, THE VOTE
WHICH GOT 92, 97 VOTES IN THE
SENATE AND HE VOTED AGAINST,
AND, A LETTER SIGNED BY 99
SENATORS, DENOUNCING RUSSIA AND
HE REFUSED TO SIGN IT AND HE'S
ANTI-ISRAEL AND TALKED ABOUT THE
JEWISH LOBBY IN 2006.
AND FOR A REPUBLICAN -- TALKING
ABOUT THE JEWISH LOBBY HAVING
TOO MUCH INFLUENCE ON CAPITOL
HILL, WILL THAT PERSON BE
APPROPRIATE TO BE SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE?
I THINK SENATOR HAGEL WILL NOT
BE NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA,
HE LIKES HIM, THEY WENT ON THIS
TRIP TOGETHER AND HE LIKES THE
IDEA OF HAVING A REPUBLICAN AND
ALL OF THAT BUT REPUBLICANS --
AND ALSO DEMOCRATS, ARE QUIETLY
TURNING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, WHAT
ARE YOU DOING TO US?
YOU ARE A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, WHAT
DO YOU WANT HIM FOR, HE VOTED
AGAINST DEMOCRATS ON GAY RIGHTS
AND ABORTION AND GUN CONTROL AND
NOW THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO WALK
THE PLANK BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT
THINKS IT WILL BE CUTE TO HAVE,
YOU KNOW, A REPUBLICAN AS
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.
>> Chris: KIRSTEN, HOW MUCH
TROUBLE IS HAGEL IN AND, BEGIN
ALL OF THE PUBLICITY HE HAS
GOTTEN, AS THE PERSON OBAMA
WANTS TO PICK, IF HE DOESN'T GO
AHEAD WITH THIS, AFTER WHAT
HAPPENED WITH SUSAN RICE, WHAT
KIND OF MESSAGE DOES THAT SEND,
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
PRESIDENT'S SECOND TERM?
>> WELL, I MEAN, TO A LOT OF
PEOPLE IT WOULD SEND A MESSAGE
HE'S NOT WILLING TO FIGHT FOR
PEOPLE, BUT, THE REASON HE NEEDS
TO -- NO REASON HE NEEDS TO
FIGHT FOR HAGEL.
SUSAN RICE IS CLOSE TO HIM AND
HAS BEEN R A LONG TIME.
WITH HAGEL, I DON'T THINK HE HAS
A BIG CONSTITUENCY, AS BILL
OUTLINE.
CERTAINLY NOT A BIG
CONSTITUENCY, AMONG THE
DEMOCRATS.
IF HE CAN'T GET REPUBLICAN
VOTES, WHAT IS THIS POINE POINT, AND,
NOT POPULAR WITH THE DEMOCRATS
AND HAD A RUN IN WITH THE GAY
COMMUNITY AND HE APOLOGIZED AND
HRC ACCEPTED IT.
BUT THERE IS BAD BLOOD THERE
AND, MICHELLE FORNOY, IS --
>> THE OBAMA -- THE FIRST TERM,