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Subject: You Go General Kerr!
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 10:10 PM ET
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I was watching the latest Republican debate and retired General Kerr asked the candidates about openly allowing gays and lesbians into the military.  Of course the candidates either brushed over the question or said no way--keep it the way it is.  General Kerr spoke up and listed all of his accolades...an impressive long list--then he said that he is gay and shamed the candidates.  It was awesome.  Here is the Youtube video for anyone interested- http://youtube.com/watch?v=VBjFxBktgYY

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 3:13 AM ET
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Good for him for shining the light on their bigotry and mealy-mouthed answers.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 8:13 AM ET
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I was cheering.  It was great.  Unfortunately, this man, this hero, lends his name to HIllary's campaign, so when that was discovered, his credibility was called into question and overshadowed his question, in some of the wrap ups the next day.  Disappointing.  What a great guy.  He can protect my freedom any day of the week!

(not unfortunate that he lends his name, unfortunate that he didn't disclose that and CNN discovered it later and said he never would have been allowed to ask his question)

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Date Posted: 12/2/2007 4:29 PM ET
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Yeah, Julie, I heard that after I had posted this thread.  It was a sneaky snarky move on his part--but I'm GLAD he caught them off guard.  Always so polished and poised--Romney squirmed like a worm.   They want the gay voters to vote for them, but they don't want to REPRESENT them in any way, shape or form.  Good for Clinton for having a Gay/Lesbian Coalition (or whatever they called it).

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Date Posted: 12/2/2007 7:36 PM ET
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http://stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=58132&archive=true Stars and Stripes had this article saying that 28 high ranking military people are asking for the Don't Ask policy to be repealed.  Interesting article.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:11 PM ET
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Tammy,

Thanks for posting that link.  I heard part of the story on the news, but it was really good to read the article.  Lets hope it gets some action in congress!  It's about time!

 

--bjk

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 10:08 AM ET
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NPR picked up the story of generals calling for a repeal, saying they joined with people at the National Mall:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16783044