political capital

What Does NBC Universal and CBS Agree On? White House Has Dismissed the Gays Completely

SOUNDBITES — “The indication from the White House is they want to show the president is still committed to this, but that it’s further down on the list of priorities. He’s got a lot in front of him, and the big question is how much political capital he’ll put behind this. Will he pressure Congress? Will he pressure the Pentagon? There’s just no indication right now that he’s going to spend his political capital in that way.” —CBS News Chief Political Correspondent John Dickerson on The Early Show over the weekend (yes, we missed it until now), evidently confirming CNBC’s Washington correspondent John Harwood earlier statement that the White House has dismissed those calling for gay rights (among other things) as part of the “fringe”