Although one awful web video does not, alone, sink a presidential candidate’s chances of running a decent campaign, Sarah Palin is doing a fine job of digging herself into the ground. Which is good news for Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who was floated as a potential John McCain running mate, whose intention for angling to become the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee isn’t exactly a secret. So what fun things might Pawlenty have in store for American if he were to take office in January 2013? Oh, just the return of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
I believe strongly in traditional marriage. I was co-author of the law in Minnesota that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. I’ve been a vocal supporter of an amendment in Minnesota that would put that into our constitution. I hope that the day comes when it is put before the voters of Minnesota.
And gays in the military:
Bryan, I have been a public and repeat supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. There’s a lot of reasons for that, but if you look at how the combat commanders and the combat units feel about it, the results of those kinds of surveys were different than the ones that were mostly reported in the newspaper and that is something I think we need to pay attention to. But I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and I would support reinstating it as well.