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It Took Defense Sec. Robert Gates A Full Month To Tell John McCain He’s Going To Ignore Him

In September Sen. John McCain wrote to Defense Sec. Robert Gates, “urg[ing]” him to change up the Pentagon’s survey, or conduct new ones, to ask troops whether DADT should be repealed, rather than how. Gates responded in a letter last month, like so: STFU. Which is fitting because, while McCain is an elected official, he is also a) a complete schmuck; b) intent on undermining military preparedness and national security; and c) does not sit on any Senate committee having to do with the military.