Ann Coulter Defends Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Booing Gay Soldier
Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter has written a new blog post to discuss the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which took place on September 20, and the booing of a gay soldier who asked a question at a recent Republican presidential candidate debate.
"…The audience was not "booing a soldier" during one of the video questions, as the media, president and vice president have alleged. The audience was booing the soldier's demand that Republican presidential candidates commit to not overturning a sleazy partisan vote taken in the twilight days of the heavily Democratic 2010 Congress... Of course there was booing for that!
At the time of the vote -- five minutes ago -- only eight Republicans in the entire U.S. Senate supported eliminating Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's safe to assume that no one on the stage supported this sexualization of the military, except maybe one of the nut candidates polling at 3 percent.
Coulter goes on to say that it is not an "anti-gay position; it is a pro-military position" because "sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond."
"Soldiers, sailors and Marines living in close quarters who are having sex with one another, used to have sex with one another or would like to have sex with one another simply cannot function as a well-oiled fighting machine. A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered."
No stranger to controversy, Coulter has made a career out of pushing buttons. In 2007 she called John Edwards a "faggot." In September 2010 she headlined gay conservative group GOProud's Homocon summit and told the audience that gay marriage "is not a civil right -- you're not black." Earlier this week she tweeted a series of insensitive remarks about the Troy Davis death penalty case.