Quick, grab your handcuffs and run to 1600 Pennsylvania, where “Congressional leaders, gay rights advocates and Pentagon officials are meeting at the White House” this morning “to discuss an emerging deal” to repeal DADT. I am pretty sure this means Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Patrick Murphy are stuck in traffic behind the Salahis.
Update: The meeting discussed a proposal that would “repeal the current statute this year, but implementation of repeal would not take place until after completion of the Pentagon’s working group study in December. Further, repeal would require certification from President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mike Mullen that the new law will not have a negative impact on readiness, recruitment, retention and other key factors that affect the military.”
This is just a “political show.” They’re just trying to create the appearance that something is happening.
No, Cam – this is not the result of “people complaining,” this charade began back in February before GetATTENTION’s silly stunts.
@Cam: To create the appearance that they are trying to make a deal. It’s all part of the script that was written in February. It’s naive to think politicians are responsive.
Back in February it was decided that it would be deferred until after the mid-terms. The Pentagon “study” was the mechanism.
This week’s supposed “compromise” is intended to appear like an “effort,” but it will fail in the Senate and the House will NOT consider it. But, the players (who are living off the continuation of the issue) will be able to say “we gave it a good shot – now, please donate.”
That script was written in February.