“The president asked me to come see him and we had a long conversation one night, just the two of us,” Hagel said. “It was over an hour. We talked about the job, the world, security, the future, and within the context of that conversation we got down into what about this job? I didn’t try to sell him on the job that I could do it. In fact, when he asked me about why am I qualified or why would I be uniquely qualified, I said I’m not.”
So by his own admission, Hagel admits he is not qualified for the job. He further went on to prove his lack of qualification during the hearings. And somehow this is the Republicans fault. Yup, just business as usual in the Obama Administration.