No, seriously! He said it.
Carney: "We see momentum behind Sen Hagel's nomination"
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) February 5, 2013
How on earth did he say that with a straight face, after that train wreck of a Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing? Did he not read the babbling”Zen of Hagel”? Dana Bash reported that senators were shocked by his bumbling ineptitude (which was totally hilarious in and of itself).
This sane Twitter user doesn’t see momentum; he sees something else.
I see disaster.@StevenTDennis: Jay Carney: We see momentum behind Sen. Hagel's nomination"
— mpfs, Flamingo Lover (@mpfs79) February 5, 2013
Bingo. Hagel could very well be confirmed, but not due to any “momentum.” Nor even for any trust in his competence to serve, sadly.