‘Gaffetastic!’ Chuck Hagel pulls a Biden, asks Indian prof if he’s a member of the Taliban [video]

In this week’s edition of “Sh*t Chuck Hagel Says”:

Gaffetastic, indeed. After reportedly answering question on negotiating with the Taliban, Secretary of Defense Hagel called on an Robin Gandhi, a University of Nebraska professor of Indian descent. “You’re not a member of the Taliban, are you?” he joked.

Go home, Chuck Hagel. You’re drunk.

That explanation would have been better than the one the Pentagon provided.

Uh huh:

Absolutely no slight toward any individual in the audience was intended. That’s the last thing the Secretary would do under any circumstance, in this or any other setting. He didn’t know who would be called next to pose a question.

The Washington Free Beacon suggests that’s not quite true: “That last sentence is belied by the fact that Hagel appeared to call on the man himself.”

Any thoughts on this, Joe Biden and Matt Yglesias?

And since we all know how much Republicans love ’em some Chuck Hagel, wait for it …

  • peteee363

    well, if Obama does get impeached, and biden needs a new vp, hagel has a lock on the job.

  • Steve_J

    He fits right in with the other dumbasses in the current administration.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I wonder if the Professor is related to Mahatma Ghandi, you know, the guy who ran that gas station in St Louis? It must be great to be a democrat and not have the press call you out for your racism.


  • Clete Torres

    Is anyone else profoundly embarrassed by the leadership in and of this country?

    • Judyann J

      oh hell yes, RU KIDDING? They are just abysmal

    • Spatial Awareness

      I WARNED everybody about Chucky!!! But did anyone listed to me???? Nnnnooooooooooooo………… >:^(

  • Rick Canton ®

    Damn, I started my #ChucksBestQuestions too late for Twitchy… https://twitter.com/RickCanton/status/347693337651863552

  • putthehammerdown

    As long as ‘dese guys’ keep talking, [or whatever they’re calling it this week]
    just keep on reporting it and we’ll keep laughing, ever-harder and with more enthusiasm. It’s all we can do right now, plus it’s a friggen’ ‘Gift’.
    You like ‘Gifts’, don’t you ? [Sure, you do….]

  • Steve

    Another “joke” that backfired, a la Joltin’ Joe Biden. Ok, folks, nothing to see here, move along…

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Well, he’s a muslim, so he may have wanted to bond with him, lol. Or give him a message to pass along…

    • TocksNedlog

      WTF are you talking about?

  • eeddggy

    McDonalds has stricter hiring requirements than the Obama Administration.

    • muckraker

      So does Booz Allen Hamilton.

  • Elaine

    Gaffes galore today in the news. I love the one about Obama calling George Osborne, Jeffrey Osborne, three times! haha Who knew the UK Finance Minister is a Soul singer?

  • Danny Wheeler

    Hagel you IDIOT!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Chuck Hagel was confused because there are so many Phd’s in the Taliban population?/ Afghanistan’s literacy rate is around 11%. Boy that Chuck Hagel really knows his geo political stuff/

  • Bemani Dog

    What a douche. This is why Sikhs get a bad rap in this country, because they get confused for Muslims when they are anything but.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Hagel has the intellect of a Bagel. Obama’s people and humor. They just don’t get it, but it does let their “Inner Racist Freak Flag Fly”.

  • Mike Cullen

    What does Chuck Hagel carry in those bags under his eyes? Left bag: the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Right bag: John Brennan’s spare prayer rug, woven from free-range, organic hemp.

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    Plain and simple, the guy is a raging moron

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    When will this admin tell the jihad to quit “clinging to guns and religion” ?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    OOPS! Hagel’s Big Mouth just violated the new Law enforcement guidelines on profiling.. Oh wait, he’s exempt! Cabinet member.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    OOPS! Hagel’s Big Mouth just violated the new Law enforcement guidelines on profiling.. Oh wait, he’s exempt! Cabinet member.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • rm1evo

    What a freaking idiot. Embarrassing.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Ooof. That joke got a zero.

  • Guest

    “What an idiot! Almost as dumb as the time I said that Gandhi used to work in a gas station in St. Louis !” Sincerely, Hitlery Rotten Clit-tongue

  • CBDS

    Good thing Happy Hour Hagel isn’t in charge of anything important!

  • dennylee60

    I hope Hagel did not accidentally send a few drones over to that country…

  • religionandhistory

    CLUCK Haggles boss = Taliban loving Muslim raised morally bankrupt Narcissist in Chief …Muslim brotherhood installing … Q’ran quoting ….bowing down before its symbolic head , uniting and arming Islam …while Taliban tipping off and enabling ! At the same time hammering away at Americas millennium old moral foundation , centuries enduring constitutional rights like freedoms of conscience towards God and a free press , being safe and secure in your privacy, person and property…including the power to protect yourself !

  • jwmiller

    Coulda had a V8

  • jwmiller

    Coulda had a V8