The confirmation hearing for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense got pretty heated on Thursday. Senators joined forces to hammer Hagel with tough questions about past statements and whether or not he wanted to adopt Israel as the 51st state. (Or something like that.)
One of the loudest voices that proved to be a nasty thorn in Hagel’s side was freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With Cruz getting so much facetime, we couldn’t help but be reminded of another doughy know-it-all.
Who could it be?
It’s like someone put Slate’s Dave Weigel in a time machine and cleaned him up a little!