Nancy Pelosi, speaking yesterday at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s Leadership Awards in D.C., continued mocking The Gays’ patience by insisting DADT would be dead by the end of the year. Oh Nance, haven’t we been through this before?
She was promising the exact same thing in May, before the Senate clusterfuck this month. But the House speaker apparently knows of a plan that we don’t: the White House’s super secret powers that even President Obama doesn’t claim to have!
DADT “will be gone by executive — that will happen with or without Congress. … I don’t think it has to depend on whether it passes the Senate. The process will work its way through and the president will make his pronouncement.”
Wait a second? So the end of DADT begins with the White House? “That’s where it was anyway,” Pelosi told reporters.
HUH! Because I really think she should have a conversation with the president about that, because he seems to disagree. Or are we exactly at the same place as we were in Summer 2009, when leaders at the Pentagon, Congress, and the executive branch all pointed the finger at each other and said, No, you take care of this.