Today she thinks that Senator Scott Brown is "fuzzy" but is going to vote the "right way" (to repeal DADT). Modo doesn't say it is because he listens to his wife, the famous Gail Huff.♥ But, when you see how she says "grumpy" old Senator McCain should listen to his wife, you kind of wonder.
The article is definitely downbeat.
Once again, the Democrats waited too long to close the deal, the president showed no leadership, and a campaign promise that was seen as a fait accompli now seems a casualty.I can't dispute that the Senate leadership has put this vote off too long. But, if this thing fails in the Senate it won't be because of former Navy Captain John McCain and a few Southerners (unreconstructed was a term for Dixiecrats, not Republicans). It will be because the Senate Majority Leader has ducked the fight. Long before anyone knew who Mark Wahlberg or Micky Ward were, Harry Reid was a boxer.♦ But, he seems to not be going into the ring on this one.
Even after a Pentagon report showing that most troops and their families think that allowing gays and lesbians to be themselves would not be a big deal, even after the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged the Senate to repeal the law that demands dishonesty, Democrats were still fending off a snarling John McCain and a few unreconstructed Southerners.
If the US Congress repeals DADT it will be because Republicans joined with Democrats to make it happen. If the US Congress fails to repeal DADT it will be because the Democrats couldn't must the votes from their own side to go along with supportive Republicans.
MoDo continues to be good looking and to write great columns, brilliant and witty, but, again drawing the wrong conclusions.
Regards — Cliff
♠ He also mentioned the singer Katy Perry, about whom I know nothing. I did go to her official website and noted that she is doing a "Salute the Troops" item while I am typing this.
♥ I couldn't recall, but I thought maybe Gail Huff was one of the TV news readers that Kad Barma had a crush on, but as seen here, the center of his affection was Heather Unruh, and why not?
♦ No disrespect to the actor or the boxer, especially with their movie coming out and about to debut for $75 a ticket here in Lowell. It is just that Senator Reid is a lot older than they are.