Monday, February 08, 2010

A burst of sanity from Fox News about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

(Via Andrew Sullivan.) Yes, I know that's a man-bites-dog heading, but one should give credit where credit is due. This discussion is straightforwardly on-target, with no beating around the bush ... and worth watching.

Substance aside, I would like to believe that this is one more sign that, even on the hard right, resistance to ending discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military is eroding. (In the general public, refusal to change this policy became a minority position years ago, even among Republicans, and the proportion of the population that supports it is steadily shrinking.) I hope that's not wishful thinking--and, actually, I don't think it is.

--Jeff Weintraub