Plenty to remember. Plenty to think about as well.
Unlike most of my activist friends, I'm not as hopeful about the fate of DADT. I honestly believe we're being played, in an enormous shell game that's hopelessly stacked against us. Yes, the Senate Armed Forces Committee and the House voted in our favor last night... but with the caveat that the Pentagon be allowed to finish its "study" before the ban is lifted.
How many of you honestly believe that "study" will be finished by December? And even if it is, how many of you honestly think, given the sampling the Pentagon is using, that the results will come back as we hope? If you do, let me show you pictures of some lovely beachfront property for sale in Arizona, right next door to John "I'm against DADT -- oh wait I'm up for re-election! I'm for it! Honest!" McCain seems to think that no marine's ass will be safe and the uniform code will have to changed to include tutus and tiaras, parade marches will now have to include "In the Navy", and when that staff sergeant says "Get down and give me twenty!", he's not talking about push ups.
At least McCain's motives are transparent enough. He's had to shift more and more to the right to hold onto his seat in the Senate, because God knows the man isn't suited for any other employment. But the others? Our continually fierce advocate of a president? The always charming speaker of the house? The perpetually upbeat Barney Frank?
Toon and more thoughts after the jump.