I recently had a magazine ask me which male celebrities are most ‘in need’ of plastic surgery but haven’t had anything done. Lots of politicians came to mind, including Bill Clinton (lower eyelid bags), John Kerry (oops, he already had Botox), and John McCain (saggy neckline). It seems that politicians don’t appear to get as much plastic surgery as most other famous people (with the possible exception of Nancy Pelosi).
The person who always struck me as being a great candidate for plastic surgery is Senator Chuck Hagel, he with the hound dog eyes. Everytime I see him on Meet the Press or the Evening News, I can’t help but think how much more awake and alert he would look with an upper and lower blepharoplasty. Heck, his upper eyelids are so droopy his congressional health insurance plan would probably cover his upper blepharoplasty anyways!
Chuck Hagel Resigning
Hagel said in a statement that his two years as the Defense Secretary had been a “great privilege of my life to lead and most importantly to serve the men and women of the defense department.”
Obama, who accepted Hagel’s resignation, said in a press conference, “If there’s one thing I know about Chuck, it’s that he does not make this or any other decision lightly,” adding to Hagel, “When it’s mattered most behind closed doors, in the Oval Office, you’ve always given it to me straight. For that, I will always be grateful.”
Prior to the statements made by Hagel and Obama, reports began swirling early Monday morning that the president had asked Hagel to step down following the midterms. The POTUS, following weeks of meetings with Hagel, asked him to resign last Friday, according to a report in The New York Times. Apparently, Obama feels that Hagel’s skill set, while appropriate for scaling down the wars, is not as useful for the looming threat of ISIS.
Sen. John McCain, upon learning of Hagel’s resignation, suggested that it may have been his growing frustration with the Obama administration that led to the decision.
“I know that Chuck was frustrated with aspects of the Administration’s national security policy and decision-making process,” McCain said in a statement. “His predecessors have spoken about the excessive micro-management they faced from the White House and how that made it more difficult to do their jobs successfully. Chuck’s situation was no different.”
As of yet, there’s been no word on whom Obama plans to nominate to fill Hagel’s shoes. Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B Carter are all thought to be contenders.