The Many Sad Faces of Chuck Hagel

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As we discovered when President Obama nominated him for Defense secretary earlier this month, Chuck Hagel doesn't even really need a special reason to look sad — that's just kind of how his face is all the time. So you can imagine how sad he looked today during his Senate confirmation hearing, when he had an actual reason to be sad, because it was a disaster. In fact, there was a sad face for pretty much every occasion. 

Sad

Very Sad

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense on Capitol Hill January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama nominated Hagel, a controversial choice as Hagel opposed former President George W. Bush and his own party on the Iraq War and upset liberals with his criticism of a gay ambassador, for which he later apologized. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/2013 Getty Images

Extremely Sad

Sad and a Little Confused

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense on Capitol Hill January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama nominated Hagel, a controversial choice as Hagel opposed former President George W. Bush and his own party on the Iraq War and upset liberals with his criticism of a gay ambassador, for which he later apologized. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/2013 Getty Images

Sad and Very Confused

Sad and Resigned to How Badly This Is Going

Sad Deer in Headlights