“Maybe he didn’t read the newspapers,,” says Obama of the screaming person, “because we’re working with Congress as we speak to roll back ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’” LOL. Update: It was GetEQUAL’s Kip Williams!
He writes in an email to supporters: “President Obama’s response was disheartening. As the police detained and escorted me out of the room, he told the crowd that I don’t read the newspapers. Otherwise, he said, I would know that he’s been working with Congress to move on the issue very soon. But I do read the newspapers, and while it is imperative to pass this bill, it just doesn’t go far enough. As long as lesbian and gay servicemembers are being discharged, we still have a problem – and this bill doesn’t tell us if or when those discharges are going to stop.”