Why Did Obama Just File An Emergency Motion To Continue DADT If He Wants To Repeal It So Bad?

Last week when the Ninth Circuit federal court told the government to stop enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Pentagon reportedly stopped discharging homos and started allowing openly gay soldiers to enlist (though many recruiting offices continue to turn them away).

The White House had ten days to decide whether or not to defend Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in federal court. But the Department of Justice just filed an emergency motion asking the 9th Circuit court it to reconsider last week’s order. Why the heck would Obama do that, unless he wanted to get political credit for the repeal process rather than letting the glory go to the judicial system and to the Log Cabin Republicans who carried the lawsuit through to begin with? Hmmm…