According to insiders two-term Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel will announce Monday his intention to not run for re-election and he will not run for President in 2008.
As many know, including the Senator himself, I have been a rather harsh critic on these pages and elsewhere. This does not prevent me from acknowledging the time and sacrifices he has made in his service to the people.
Senator Hagel has been a servant of the people for a large portion of his adult life. He served with distinction in the military, earning two Purple Hearts during an unpopular action, held political office within the state of Nebraska and was elected twice to the Senate seat he now holds.
Thank you for your service Chuck and thank you for your service to this great State and Country.