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Even The Architect Of DADT’s Laughable Compromise Thinks It’s Dead In Congress

When you actually look at how much time Congress has to be here in lame duck, and the appetite to get difficult bills done, it will be very difficult to move the defense authorization bill. … When you throw in the fact that Secretary [Robert] Gates continues to say the legislation should come after the Pentagon’s working group study, which is due December 1, it’s an unbelievably narrow needle to thread with many competing legislative priorities.

—Winnie Stachelberg, the senior vice president of external affairs at the Center for American Progress, and who helped create the compromised DADT repeal that just failed to move through the Senate, on the hail mary pass that’s left [via]