Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Pawlenty in December insisted he had no authority to weigh in on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. This week (before yesterday’s votes), he changed his mind and said Congress shouldn’t act on the repeal. And then there’s Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist.
The independent U.S. Senate candidate, who on Monday told a reporter he thought DADT “worked”; on Thursday, he said he would defer to Pentagon leaders but noted he supports the Senate’s vote to repeal.
Both of these politicians sound like they are saying things completely opposite of the things they said before.