The Daily Rundown | January 09, 2013
>>> and mike viqueira. schumer would not say he wouldn't get confirmed. we knew schumer wouldn't be a no, but not confirmed.
>> it was a tough fight. ben cardin coming out -- lukewarm -- more negative than lukewarm. i think chuck hagel , you think of the old days in congress and everybody wishes they went out and had drinks and had dinner. the thing you hear about chuck hagel when you call around, chuck hagel didn't do lunch, literally. he didn't go to the weekly lunches.
>> and you served with him. do you think that there's -- usually, there's always deference to former senators.
>> there's not that much deference. but i don't think it will be a cakewalk. they know what they're doing and i think they make a tremendous bet. but i also think that, you know, the thinks that they're bringing up, he's addressed them. he's a veteran. people know that he is not going to be the one that one that makes -- you know, he's not going a rogue defense secretary . he's going to be advising the president.
>> do you think there would be a filibuster, though? do you think republicans would filibuster? or do you think that maybe that will be a bridge that republicans who don't vote for him but vote to move him?
>> i'm going to echo senator schumer and say it's too soon. my bet would be against the filibuster and confirmation.
>> meaning, he'll basically say, democrats are going to confirm. but republicans are not going to prevent the vote?
>> i'd say no republicans.
>> my friend jonathan last has a new book coming out what to expect when no one's expecting. that may be the new fertility trends in this country.
>> okay. senator?
>> i know you think i'm going to be my son in football but i'm actually going to be my sister who is a film director who has two great documentaries.
>> was it just a few years ago when the three of us were sitting in the white house with the "the daily rundown." three-year anniversary coming up.
>> all right. and a birthday in the control room.
>> i was going to be mum. i was not going to say his name.
>> brett is no longer a young man.
>> happy birthdabirthday. that's it for this edition of "the daily