Chuck Hagel Does Damage Control
JF Kerry and his former boyz invoked the same of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) as a sharp critic of the President's Iraq policies, and Hagel probably did some damage. He didn’t do enough, though, and now he must maneuver his way back into Bush's good graces. (He might still wish to seek the GOP Presidential nomination in '08.)
Says Larry Sabato: "There's an active dislike for Hagel in the Bush inner circle, and I think a lot of Republican activists will pick up on that."