Friday, October 15, 2010

Do Tell About Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Rachel Maddow show had Walter Dellinger, former solicitor general under President Clinton on and he explained the reasoning behind President Obama's big picture thinking. Interesting stuff for those who currently want to burn the WH down for the DADT appeal.

The Rachel Maddow Show explains what this all means right now:

Dellinger says the White House should appeal the ruling and at the same time tell the court that it believes Don't Ask, Don't Tell is unconstitutional. That way, he argues, President Obama can actually appeal the ruling in the interest of ending the policy. In the meantime, the military has stopped pursuing investigations and discharges under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The recruiting stations we talked to yesterday said they'd received no guidance on whether openly gay people could join the military now. But at least the active-duty troops facing the end of their careers can breathe a little easier. For now.

Makes sense to me. Watch for Dellinger's explanation as he elaborates on how not appealing could enable Republican presidents in the future.

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