Elaine Donnelly is probably foaming at the mouth as we speak...
Democrats in Congress hope to ignite a drive to reverse the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday with the first hearing on the subject since 1993, when President Clinton said gays could serve in uniform if they kept quiet about their sexual orientation.
Without this hearing, said former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John Shalikashvili, "you will never repeal the law. It's a great idea." He is among more than 50 retired generals and admirals who have said it is time to rethink the policy.
...Gay-rights advocates say they are disappointed at the Pentagon's no-show. "At a time when the military is relaxing every possible standard to attract new recruits, and at the same time is losing mission-critical specialists such as Arabic linguists, medical professionals and others, one would hope and expect that Defense Department leaders would be first in line to call on Congress to repeal the law," says Steve Ralls of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
...Two witnesses Wednesday, including Elaine Donnelly, whose Center for Military Readiness favors a ban on gay servicemembers, will urge keeping the law.
Doyenne of discrimination Donnelly claimed last year that members of The Homosexual Agenda somehow coerced former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John M. Shalikashvili (who suffered a stroke over a year ago), into supporting the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which he declared in a NYT op ed. That reversal of opinion (he supported the policy when it was enacted during the Clinton administration) just can't be right -- so any rethinking of his position must, in Donnelly's eyes, have been a result of the use some kind of sinister fag-dyke mind-control powers out there.
Take a look at this flaming crap:
Donnelly notes that Shalikashvili has in the last year or so suffered a debilitating stroke and is, in her words, "struggling to retain his health." She says it is "really sad" to see someone like the general being used by the homosexual propaganda machine as "the latest tool of a public relations campaign."
The Military Personnel Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee will hold the hearings, and they will be chaired by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA).