January 26, 2010
SO WHEN THEY SAY HE'S STUDYING WHAT BILL CLINTON DID...:
Pentagon Asks Senate Panel to Wait on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, 1/25/10, NY Times)
The Obama administration has asked the Senate Armed Services Committee to delay hearings on the fate of the military’s controversial “con’t ask, don’t tell” policy, because the president expects to discuss it in Wednesday’s address to Congress, the committee chairman said today.
Gay rights advocates have been prodding Mr. Obama to live up to his pledge, and have been eagerly awaiting the Armed Services hearings.
“Somebody representing the Pentagon said that the White House, that the president was expected, they thought, to state that policy at the State of the Union; and they thought it made more sense for him to state the policy than for us to have a hearing right before,’’ Mr. Levin said, according to a transcript of the conversation provided by his office.
...they mean the two years that nearly destroyed his presidency, not the 6 year recovery when he shifted back to where he'd run? Posted by Orrin Judd at January 26, 2010 7:10 AM