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Tim Pawlenty Is Taking Bryan Fischer’s Verbatim Advice To Keep DADT Alive

On Friday, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer blogged about how he had a super secret strategy to halt the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: pull all funding from the Repeal Implementation Team, which would theoretically shut down the transition process between out gays being kicked out and gays being allowed to serve. “The RIT will require significant funding, since it is responsible for the entire process,” writes Fischer. “The RIT is chartered with leading the process of implementation, and in so doing will be directed to develop plans, update policies, train and prepare experts, train and prepare leaders, train and prepare the force, issue progress reports, and assess implementation.” Guess what ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who supports DADT, just said his plan to stop repeal is?

Yup: defund the repeal process.

Speaking Monday at a Christian high school as part of his tour of Iowa spearheaded by Bob Vander Plaats, Pawlenty says it would be a “reasonable step” to keep taxpayer dollars away from paying for repeal’s implementation.

Just in case you were curious about who’s sharing whose bed.

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Feb 8, 2011
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  • 5 Comments
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Pawlenty, Bachmann, Jesse Ventura, WTF is in the water in Minnesota?

      Maybe we can trade the state to Canada for Ontario, or Quebec.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      If they do that and the repeal stops it won’t make a difference, the repeal will then hit the courts, and the govt. can’t defend DADT as something needed by the govt. anymore because the repeal has already been voted through Congress so their one defense is gone.

      If the courts decide this, then Pawlenty isn’t going to like the result because it will be an immediate end.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @justiceontherocks: Every state has it’s crazies and Minnesota is very blue anyway.

      “Speaking Monday at a Christian high school.” My heart goes out to the gay kids in that school.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas H
      Thomas H

      @justiceontherocks:
      We Canadians wouldn’t be stupid enough to take a trade like that. We have our own problems, but it seems to me that we’re much farther along in the gay rights category.

      Feb 8, 2011 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @Thomas H: Would you take the deal if we threw in Alaska?

      Feb 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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