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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Can't the President Be a Man?

05/26/2010 12:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For God's sakes, this baloney is still going on.

In something that is being spun as a positive and even forthright action, the White House is favoring a deal that would allow gay people to serve in the armed forces--sometime after the Pentagon completes a study of how the policy will affect "readiness, recruitment, and retention."

And, pray tell, what happens if those geniuses at the Pentagon discover that there will be a funky impact?

And even if we assume this is just blah blah and a way for everybody to look appropriately Solomon-like, what the hell?

There isn't anybody not seriously repressing his own true self who isn't sick and tired of this business and, if he once thought otherwise, who isn't seriously remorseful (or at least sheepish) about having supported "don't ask, don't tell".

What's more, it is, as it was 18 years ago--and ever-more so having defied all logic and sense for an entire generation--on the surface absurd. It is perhaps the most ignored (and when it isn't ignored, capricious) law that has ever been passed--as soon as it was passed it became ignored or capricious.

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