Republican Lindsey Graham, who is a guy with a girls name apparently, strongly feels that the Senate is unlikely to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell during the Lame Duck session. The house has already voted to repeal, and Obama is in favor of repeal, and the Senate is more likely to approve human-rights related legislation than the House, so I suspect Lindsey is speaking out of an orifice other than the one on the front of his teabag loving face.
(am I being over the top here? whatever…)
Just a little reminder: John McCain and Sarah Palin, who were going to be President and Vice President if Obama and Biden didn’t win, are in favor of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell as a compromise between their own position (all gayness is evil) and a reasonable human rights policy. So if Obama hadn’t won, this wouldn’t even be a conversation..
Meanwhile, back in realityville, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell seems more likely than Lindsey-boy is willing to admit:
While we are on the subject,for historical context:
But wait, there’s more:
In the meantime, Katherine Miller, a lesbian cadet who left West Point is hoping to go back:
Miller is now preparing her application to the academy in case Congress acts quickly on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” She knows not everyone will welcome her back but thinks the military will become a stronger institution for it by opening up to all qualified candidates.
“There’s going to be hostility toward me, and that’s inevitable,” she said.
For now, Miller is attending Yale University and taking three classes, including U.S. lesbian and gay history and sexual gender in society – courses not found at the academy.
The next few days and weeks will be interesting.