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VIDEO: Sen. Bob Corker wonders about Chuck Hagel's "overall temperament... numbers of staffers coming forth now"


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Via ABC.

Has anyone else ever heard anything about Chuck Hagel's temperament before today? This is the first I've gotten wind of the issue, and from the way George Stephanopoulos responded, he was surprised, too. But on “This Week,” GOP Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, seemed to think we should be concerned about it:

"... Just his overall temperament and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the Pentagon."

"I think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. I have, certainly questions, about a lot of things.”

However, despite the alleged complaints from staffers, Corker doesn't necessarily feel this could disqualify Chuck Hagel.

He went on to say:

“I begin all of these confirmation processes with an open mind.  I did have a good relationship with him.  I had a good conversation with him this week.  But I think this is one where people are going to be listening to what he has to say, me in particular … especially some of the positions he’s taken generally speaking about our nuclear posture.”

Has Bob Corker ever wondered aloud about fellow Senator John McCain's "temperament"? Just asking.


The Tea Baggers are getting nervous


By GottaLaff

Hey chums! Want to join me in some fun? Check out how jittery the Tea Tantrumers are getting.

Via an e-mail, with the subject line: Urgent! Bailout Bob is at it again.

A message to all members of Tea Party Nation

Bailout Bob Corker, (RINO-TN) is at it again

The liberals have three major agendas they want passed this year. The first was health care, the second is financial overhaul and the third is cap and tax.

While the liberals were able to take over 1/6 of the economy with healthcare, they are now trying to take over the remaining 5/6 with "financial reform" legislation.

This bill, written by Chris "Countrywide" Dodd, is a permanent bail out of the financial sector. It provides for advance funding for government take overs of banks. Although Corker denies this, it is a permanent bailout.

Until now, all 41 Republican Senators had stood firm, providing a filibuster that the liberals could not break. Now, that is changing. Corker has been signaling his willingness to work with Chris Dodd. This bill does nothing for the American people. It will only allow the government to control even more of our economy.

Corker needs to hear from all of us, regardless of whether you live in Tennessee. Call his offices as soon as you can and tell him not to compromise with Chris Dodd, and not to support this "financial reform."

Nashville 615-279-8125

Knoxville 865-637-4180

Memphis 901-683-1910

Chattanooga 423-756-2757

Tri-Cities 423-323-1252

Jackson 731-424-9655

Washington DC 202-224-3344

Send this email to your friends and encourage them to call Corker's offices. The Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil are on the move again and Bailout Bob Corker is the one vote that could stop this.

Call him today!


Senators near deal on consumer agency


By GottaLaff

I'm surprised when anything gets done these days:

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) is nearing a deal with Sen. Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) to propose the creation of a consumer protection authority housed inside the Federal Reserve, according to three sources familiar with the negotiations.

This would be whatcha call a major breakthrough in negotiations.

Originally, Chris Dodd and Bob Corker wanted an independent agency, one that could write, as well as enforce, rules that would protect consumers.

This is the compromise:

The proposed regulator would be appointed by the president, with a dedicated source of funding and the power to write rules, but enforcement of those rules would remain the responsibility of banking regulators.