trackfan LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2010 19691 posts
re: Carney says Hagel 'did fine' in Senate confirmation hearing(Posted by trackfan on 2/1/13 at 2:39 pm to pistolpete23)
There are two ways to handle hearings such as these when some in the interogators are trying to take you out with haymakers. One way is to dance, run, bob and weave without ever letting the enemy land a punch. This would entail giving very long answers using a lot of needlessly big words without ever saying anything of substance until all the questioner's time is used up, leaving him/her frustrtaed. The other way is to lay on the ropes, cover your head and let the enemy punch himself out swinging at your body. Sonia Sotomayor used the former approach while Hagel used the latter, but the primary goal of each approach is to still be standing when the fight is over.