Chuck Hagel Is a Threat to America’s National Security! And to the Koch Brothers’ Financial Interests.
Add to the Activities list an anti-Chuck Hagel TV ad.
Okay. So I happened to catch a segment on CNBC just now (don’t ask; catching segments on CNBC is not quite part of my normal daily routine) that ended with an ad blasting Hagel for … um … a whole lot of stuff geared toward making people think he would have lots of conflicts of interest if confirmed as Secretary of Defense, even if he sells all those financial interests in defense contractor companies that the ad says he has, and in that company that invests in Iran, and stops flying on corporate jets.
At the end of the ad, the viewer is told that it’s sponsored by The American Future Fund. Which I couldn’t identify from memory, since the names of these organizations all sound alike. And are all very interested in America’s future.
But, having seen the ad, I now knew that Hagel would be a very dangerous guy to have as Defense Secretary. I just didn’t know who exactly he posed a danger to. But thanks to Wikipedia, I know now.
Sounds to me like Paul Ryan should have consulted the Koch brothers before he declared on Meet the Press last weekend that Keynesian economics has proved to be a failure. If you get my drift. Those oil and gas subsidies and defense contracts that the Koch businesses receive are important to our national defense … and to the economy.*