Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary Defense, and it is a done deal. A done deal not because of Paul specifically as the vote was 58-41. A simple majority was needed to send Hagel to preside over the Pentagon. Paul’s spokesman said he diagrees with Hagel on a “number of issues,” but believes the President “should get some leeway on political appointments.” So why is there a vote. When has this President not gotten “leeway?” Questions have been asked. Hagel’s record has been scrutinized (maybe) and still one of the most conservative Senators voted for the man who signed onto a recommendation that Israel move their borders back to their 1967 positions, and wanted to send U.S. troops into Gaza to keep Israel and Palestine safe. If you know anything about Islamic Palestine, you know that’s a hoot and a false position. This is incomprehensible. Really, why bother with a vote when there are “numerous” differences in opinion about how our Nation is defended? Other Republicans voting for Hagel were Cochran (Miss), Johanns (NE) and Shelby (AL). What a sad day.