Thanks to Charging Rhino for bringing this Economist editorial to my attention.
Gay warriors – Economist
President Bush make some real progress with the gay community by either directly or indirectly allowing DADT to fall by the wayside. After all, under Bush DADT-related discharges are at an all-time low anyway…. after the spike under William Jefferson Clinton (the Gay Messiah).
The problem of course is the Gay Street activists loathe Bush so much and refuse to even work with the Administration (and instead calls him ‘evil’). If there were more open dialogue, perhaps there’d be a chance to bring DADT to a quiet end. The other problem is even if DADT ended, you know the gay lefties would find someway to criticize Bush and continue to call him evil.
But I have some hope. DADT isn’t as red-hot of an issue as gay marriage… and the discharges of the gay Arabic-speaking analysts in a time of war certainly resonate in Red State America, in my view.
Might we see some movement here? Let’s hope.