|What's Sen. McCain thinking? Don't ask.|
The Senate was unable to stop Sen. John McCain's filibuster of the military authorization bill on Tuesday, which means that — among other things — the greatest democracy in the world is unwilling to stop the military from discharging LGBT personnel.
Not that the so-called repeal language included in the bill would have repealed the policy anyway. This military spending bill allows Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) to be repealed after Dec. 1, 2010 following a review and certification of the plan to cease enforcement by three bigwigs — and then wait another 60 days — (and stand on your left foot and extend your right arm) and then the policy will no longer be enforced.
Even a lousy repeal failed. Who gets the credit for the mess?