Alex Blaze

Some has-been doesn't want gays in the military

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 01, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, gays in the military, John McCain, Meet the Press

John McCain, who isn't liked by either Republicans or Democrats and will probably lose reelection either to a rightwing primary challenger or a Democrat after having lost the presidency last year, was on the Meet the Press to say that he doesn't want gays in the military.

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rapid butterfly | March 2, 2010 9:01 AM

It is frustrating to see that he has flopped on the issue, since I understood he'd previously said he'd adopt whatever stance the top brass wanted to take. It seems perhaps his bigotry is being exposed.

I do hesitate to call him a has-been simply because the nature of his Vietnam service, and what he went through for this country when he was a POW, entitles him IMHO greater respect than "has been" implies. Don't get me wrong, his service is not a free pass to bigotry, and I vehemently disagree with most of his politics.