NOT IN MINNESOTA: From left, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, who is about to retire, will be in Europe. Alaska's Sen. Ted Stevens is awaiting trial; his aides say he's too busy campaigning to attend. Idaho's Sen. Larry E. Craig, another no-show, pleaded guilty in a sex scandal and will soon be an ex-senator.Of course, the LA Times would like you to think that the fact that some 'prominent' Republicans will be staying away from the convention is a symptom of party disunity. Nice try, Californiacs, nobody wants these chumps to show their faces. It would be as unseemly as having impeached perjurer Bill Clinton show up at a Democrat convention.
The LAT is being charitable in saying that Hagel is "about to retire". I'd call it something else; the RINO can read the handwriting on the wall in Nebraska. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher here. Even his Democrat friends don't want him around any more. Retire? More like shown the door.