MSNBC lapdog Chuck Todd tossed a life preserver to floundering Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel earlier today, taking to Twitter to argue that it was unfair of Sen. Ted Cruz to bring up Hagel’s response to a C-SPAN caller. Todd wasn’t done, though. He later tweeted that Hagel’s flame-out was due to his being “professorial.” Not that that’s what Todd thinks — he’s just an objective journalist passing along what he’s heard from Hagel supporters.

So, the same testimony that Brit Hume said revealed Hagel to be “just not very bright” has others defending him as too professorial? Sounds about right.

https://twitter.com/funpundit/status/297118796584460289

https://twitter.com/LockeSmith76/status/297127392009416704

What does “professorial” mean, anyway? We too know we’ve heard it before, somewhere. That’s right — after President Obama floundered in the first presidential debate against Mitt Romney, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Reuters and others wrote that Obama was too professorial. (Politico has a handy wrap-up.) So that’s what professorial means.

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  • HARP2

    Professional….what ?

    • Zanshi

      Hagel is professionl alright… A professional boob!

    • marvgoux1

      Professional dork.

  • waltermitty2012

    NBC to the rescue!

  • V the K

    Didn’t they call Obama “too professorial?” too? Is “professorial” the new synonym for “stuttering idiot?”

  • Steve_J

    Wouldn’t a “professional” be able to handle the questions thrown at him?

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Professional what? Idiot? Fool?

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Yes. Much like Professor Irwin Corey.

  • Jack Deth

    “Professorial”?

    As Professor Emilio Lizardo with a gullet full of Zanax?

    As Professor Flexi Jerkoff blasted with The Blithering Idiot Ray?

    As Professor Edward Teller suffering from Dementia?

    As Professor Clyde Crashcup after a fifth of cheap gin?

  • Raye09

    #TrainWreck sums it up nicely

  • Silenttype78

    Professorial: adj. behavior associated with that of a university instructor.
    Examples of such behavior may include: avoidance of uncomfortable facts, believing they alone hold the key to solving challenging problems they themselves have never actually encountered,and the inability to operate basic devices such as coffee makers.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Professorial”: a codeword for ‘vague, noncommittal, evasive, dismissive, no-courage-of-his-convictions-whatsoever …’

  • jacksonjay

    Absent minded professor?

  • http://twitter.com/CPBinVA Chris Blahut

    Chuck Tod not spinning it. he sharing how helpless it is to spin this

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.sweeney.108 Jon Sweeney

    I profess Chucky to be a blithering sycophant tool of the regime.

  • bo1921

    hagel must throw some good parties.

  • $23639361

    I can only hope that the good citizens of Nebraska, seeing their former senator being exposed as a complete dumba$$, will vow to never again elect a person like this to national office

  • $29561723

    Mr. Hagel, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

  • $29561723

    Mr. Hagel, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul