Excuse me. Will someone figure out what professional toad and Olympic-class attention whore Joe Lieberman (I-ConU) wants so he can fuck off out of the way of DADT repeal? Thanks (via Balloon Juice):
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced this morning that he will introduce legislation repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Democrats have sought to repeal the law since President Obama took office, but have been stymied by a busy legislative calendar.
Lieberman says the time is now right to pass a repeal.
“I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity,” Lieberman said.
There has been a lot of … excitement about this announcement even though this is Joe Lieberman we’re talking about and Joe has only said he’ll introduce a bill (latest check of Thomas.gov shows no such bill has been introduced).
Call me a cynic but here’s my take on what we can expect from JoLie: First he’ll grab a few more hours in front of the cameras. Then he’ll accept whatever his fRightie friends offer to make him change his mind. Then he’ll find something else to be a douche about.
p.s. Can we please quit talking about whether allowing GLBs to openly serve would be the greatest civil rights thingy in the history of the U.S. ever? It’s the bastard child of the “Who is the most oppressed” debate and frankly, that shit was tired when I was in college (1362 A.D.)