I know it's a bit soon for another in our regular drop-bys of a Jennifer Rubin psych-check, but her shrillness has reached another new low of ineludible squalor:
There is no graceful exit from the White House because President Obama doesn’t give a darn whether Hagel is an incompetent fool. He’s not backing down. He’s going to stick it to the pro-Israel community and to Israel. He’s going to stick it to the Republicans. There is no other way to read his determination to go forward with such a flawed nominee.
There's just no other way to read this president's determination to support a cabinet nominee who only a handful of years ago was touted by his fellow Republicans as an excellent cabinet choice. No other way.
Nor should one ponder Hagel's simpatico views of the defense establishment in relation to the president's views of the defense establishment--a rather traditional way of pondering a president's defense nominee choice. No, that's disallowed here.
Nor should one stop to ponder that many Israelis agree with Hagel and President Obama on "stick[ing] it" to Israel, since blindly sticking with official Israel has produced nothing but perpetual war and unending horrors.
But most of all, there's no other way to read any of this except in Jenn Rubin's way because, after all, the record is clear and thus everyone knows by now that President Obama is so quixotically reckless in his choice of advisers that he just couldn't care less if one more is "an incompetent fool." Right?
It's probably too late for Jennifer, as well as pitiably inadequate, but I say give it go--tongue depressers and wrist straps and some eyeball-popping electric shock.