See if you can find a clip of Senator Ted Cruz taking apart Chuck Hagel today. Hagel came off incredibly shifty and dishonest, while Cruz showed that being rhetorically tough doesn’t mean being bombastic or rude. Something about Cruz’s calm, unforced courtesy made the surgical precision of his questioning that much more effective. Cruz showed what happens when preparation, talent, and discipline come together.
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 9:15 PM