Okay, so there appears to be a really big break in an issue which greatly concerns me when I have little time to address. In between losing to my fifth eldest nephew in Ping Pong and celebrating with my third eldest niece who just become Bat Mitzvah, I have been having heart-to-hearts with my baby sister and talking myth with my mother while connecting with my older sister and reconnecting with college friends in New Jersey and having a wonderful dinner with a guy I dated in 1995 (who now lives in the Big Apple), we learn that the Administration has reached a compromise on repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell as Nick reported here.
From what little I’ve read, my evaluation is that while this may not be an ideal solution, it does appear to be a step in the right direction. Left-of-center blogress Pam Spaulding offers a somewhat skeptical perspective here and here.
Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud,
. . . urges conservatives in the House and Senate to support the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal compromise that was reached yesterday. While this compromise isn’t perfect, it does take an important first step in removing the Clinton-era ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy and returns the decision-making authority for the policy regarding gay service to the Department of Defense and the Commander-in-Chief.
We believe strongly that Congress should not be involved in micro-managing military personnel decisions. Those decisions should be made by our military leaders – not by opportunistic politicians.
At the end of the day, conservatives should support a policy that best serves our men and women in uniform and our national security, and this compromise will insure that such a policy is implemented.
Seem that at least one Republican will be voting in favor of repeal.
In the coming days, let’s hope some reporters ferret out how this came to pass. Looks like someone in the Administration is committed to doing the right thing. And keeping the promises candidate Obama made on the campaign trail.