Delay on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Vote

If politics is the art of compromise, then you need look no further for an example than the Senate today:

After threatening this morning to hold a procedural vote on the bill containing repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed late Wednesday that he will postpone the vote as negotiations continue with Republicans who support lifting the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

The other Republican supporters of the repeal are Scott Brown and Lisa Murkowski. Other so-called conservatives would be wise to consider the words of Senator Barry Goldwater, “You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.”

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