No one has called Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to see if he’d be interested in a vice-presidential candidacy. Senator Hagel says, however if asked, he would seriously think about it. He says he would partly consider it because of the serious economic situation this country is facing. He is very concerned that if we squander another 4 years, “like we have in the last eight”, we are going to put our kids in such a financial hole they will never be able to dig out of it financially.
On another topic, it is no secret that Senator Hagel has been at odds with the Bush Administration on a number of occasions but they are on the same side of the table when it comes to off-shore drilling. Hagel says we have dropped the ball when it comes to supplying energy to our people. We have not produced a new energy source in this country for more than 30 years. He is also supports drilling in Alaska.