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Chuck Hagel was never let into Obama's inner circle
Chuck Hagel was never let into Obama's inner circle

Chuck Hagel resigned his job as secretary of Defense on Monday. “Resigned” is, of course, a euphemism for being pushed out the door because his presence no longer pleases President Obama. When a public official departs a job prematurely, it’s never easy to pin down the truth about why it is happening -- although if the excuse is “wanting to spend more time with my family,” it is safe to assume the impetus for the departure involves a hooker, sex in a bathroom stall or a soon-to-be-revealed secret stash of money.  None of those embarrassing elements is the cause of Hagel being cast adrift. This looks like a fairly classic case of a Cabinet secretary...

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