Uh oh: Chuck Hagel vows to be ‘be the kind of leader you expect and deserve’

Great.

The defense secretary we expect and the defense secretary we deserve.

Sigh.

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  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “Expect and Deserve” Under whose definition is Hagel making this assertion?

    • TomJB

      The only person higher in the chain of command…

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Well, better get cracking on that fallout shelter I’ve been putting off.

    • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

      AAAHHHHH!! The sky is falling! How is your Crisis Garden doing, by the way? Survival Seeds are awesome…….

      • ForTheRepublic

        You poor little simpleton. Can’t you see that the sky won’t fall until tomorrow? The sequester cuts go into effect then, and our King has decreed that the Earth shall perish with it’s coming!

  • V the K

    Sadly, he is the kind of leader a country of semi-literate, low information voters who decided that subsidies for Big Bird and Free Contraceptives were more important than sound economic and fiscal policy “expects and deserves.”

  • Jack Deth

    I’m so glad I retired from the military in 2009!

    Have no wish to see my tax dollars being spent on Abrams tanks, Bradley ACP/Recon vehicles, infantry and F-16s being used by the Muslim Brotherhood against Israel a year or two at the outside, from now!

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Yeah…I’m not expecting to much out of this administration.
    Just answer the phone if a embassy calls and is being attacked and on fire. That’s all, lets start with that.
    Do a good job on the answering the phone thingy and we might let you make coffee.

  • therantinggeek

    “I will do everything in my power to be the kind of leader you expect and deserve.”

    So, I guess we shouldn’t expect a whole lot, then? #justsayin

  • Marcy Cook

    Well, now…that’s about what I would expect.

  • rogueco

    “Idiocracy” was not a comedy – it was a prophecy.

  • TocksNedlog

    We ‘got what we deserve’ all right.

    Stupid us.

  • TocksNedlog

    If only that microphone would remain off for the next four years.

  • traffic_robot

    Dim.

  • $41341954

    The guy still has shrapnel in his chest. Lets at least give him a day before burying him.

    • Jack Deth

      Yes.

      And Max Cleland blew his appendages off with his own dropped hand grenade outside a Saigon bar. And John Kerry wounded himself with a badly aimed and short fused M-79 grenade launcher round.

      If you thought Panetta was a lousy SecDef. You ain’t seen nothing yet!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      John Murtha served honorably in the Marines. He spent the rest of his life being a corrupt scumbag. Military service only carries a reputation so far, it’s up to the civilian part of the individual to take it across the line.

  • Joe W.

    Watch the enlistment rate drop like panties on prom night.

  • SJ’s Dad

    “. . . & what we deserve.” . . . Was that a threat?

  • GMMI

    Then the military and we are in deep sh^t.

  • Finrod Felagund

    What we deserve from a competent Secretary of Defense and what I expect from Chuck Hagel are pretty much polar opposites.

  • Guest

    America’s economy and divisions show that people ARE getting what they deserve…
    the question is, what did they do that was so awful to deserve Obama and cronies.

  • Guest

    America’s economy and divisions show that people ARE getting what they deserve…
    the question is, what did they do that was so awful to deserve Obama and cronies.