Special Report: Krauthammer, Napolitano and Liasson Discuss Obama's All-Male Cabinet Picks
On Special Report's All-Star Panel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, and NPR's Mara Liasson discussed President Obama's Cabinet picks. Specifically, the criticism from Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and others over the president's failure to select a female or minority candidate.
Napolitano said Obama may face some political backlash over his selections, but ultimately he needs to pick the best candidates "and he should do so color blind and gender blind."
"It's a matter of hypocrisy," said Krauthammer, pointing out Democrats' criticism of Mitt Romney for his "binders full of women" statement and his so-called "war on women."
"But on the principle, I think Republicans and conservatives should never, ever count by race or gender. It's against what our country is and the sooner it's abolished and the sooner people (fail to) even notice this, the healthier our country will be," said Krauthammer.
The three agreed that the only nominee with a chance to be blocked by the Senate is Chuck Hagel, whom the judge referred to as Obama's "guy to draw down the military from Iraq and Afghanistan."
Watch the discussion: