In a genius bit of legislative outsourcing, the Obama administration, having pledged to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, has reached out to noted smug ninja-bait senator Joe Lieberman to shepherd the effort through the Senate, presumably because, as an Independent who caucuses with Democrats and gives reach-arounds to Republicans who ask nice, Lieberman is an unique position to be sympathetic to the plight of the painful double lives led by our many closeted servicemen and -women.
As the president and his staff continue to count their political capital down to the penny, and with big votes on more sweeping legislation upcoming, delegating DADT was probably inevitable; since Lieberman was in favor of letting gays serve back when he was a Democrat from New England, and is now BFF with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, this is, as they say, a “bipartisan” solution that will ease passage (“bipartisan” for once meaning “relatively painless consensus” and not “fence-straddling old-boys-club hackery”).
Fallopian Liebs is currently trying to torpedo healthcare– like right now– this second. He’s talking as I’m writing– what a droopy drip. Can’t yaweh just remove him.