96 U.S. Reps Want Defense Sec. Robert Gates to Deliver a Ream of Gay Paperwork

Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Patrick Murphy (D-PA) are among those signing an open letter to Defense Sec. Robert Gates, demanding he send over all of 2009’s data on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell dismissals, which will help them either support or punt on a 2010 effort to repeal the law. Palm Center director Aaron Belkin says the letter is a form of “pressure”; we politely disagree. The letter is one more thing Sec. Gates and the Obama administration will file away and address when they’re no longer so “busy.”