Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Way To Go, Joe

I really don’t have a whole lot of love for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), especially when he gets all serious and sanctimonious about other people’s morality (and speaking of moral lapses, there’s the whole supporting John McCain in the last election after being the VP nominee in 2000), but this time I am very happy to hear this:

Lieberman, a key Senate proponent of repealing the military’s ban on openly gay or lesbian members, doesn’t want the chamber to adjourn until it’s acted on a defense authorization bill that contains a provision to do away with the policy.

“Senator Lieberman believes that there are at least 60 votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year, provided that leadership allows time for sufficient debate and amendments,” Lieberman spokeswoman Erika Masonhall said. “Wanting to go home is not an acceptable excuse for failing to pass a bill that provides essential support for our troops and veterans and failing to take action that the president, the secretary of Defense, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have called for.”

Good for him.