Friday, November 30, 2007

Line of the day

I was over at Talking Points Memo (which is doing a great job of covering the latest about Giuliani's moneygrubbing and indiscretions while mayor, BTW) and followed a link to a NYT story about some retired generals who've written a letter to Congress urging them to repeal the idiotic "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" law.

Bein' gay and all, I've read a lot about this particular issue, and it's long been reported that most military brass think gays in the military are not a problem. Several times in the late great Randy Shilts' Conduct Unbecoming, he quotes officers saying that they're surprised the ban on gays is still standing. So now some retired brass are asking that the ban be lifted.

But all this isn't the line of the day---no, that honor goes to the tiny-but-perfectly-formed Secretary of State Robert Gates. The line was actually delivered a while back when Gatesy was defending Gen. Peter Pace's remarks about teh gay thing being "immoral." But the NYT recycled it, and it bears spotlighting now.

Are you ready for it?
“Personal opinion really doesn’t have a place here,” Defense Secretary Robert M.
Gates said in March. “What’s important is that we have a law.”

Now THIS is rich. A high-ranking official in the most blatantly lawless, selfishly motivated rogue administration ever is talking about how "important" it is that "we have a law" and that "personal opinion" shouldn't even be considered. Mr. Gates, you'd do well to remind your superiors up in the White House of this fact, next time Bush says he feels it's the right time to bomb another sovereign nation.

Just sayin'.

7 comments:

Randal Graves said...

"Rule of law! Rule of law! Rule of law! Er, except for, you know, us."

Would you guys please enact your Radical Homosexual Agenda and be rid of these bastards already? I mean, you all have the power, apparently. That's what they keep on telling us, anyway.

dguzman said...

Oh, Randal, would that I could pull the ON switch on my gay brethren's (and sisteren's) radical takeover agenda; alas, uber-dyke Hillary's at the controls now, and she's waiting for just the right moment.

Randal Graves said...

Damn her! I told you guys don't fall for that unitary executive thing! It never works! We're all doomed! Doomed! *Bender time* DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMEEED!

LET'S TALK said...

Hi dguzman, thanks for stopping by Let's Talk. I've added you to all three of my site's Blog Links. The third site is not what it seems and I hope that you stop by there as well.

I've been reading the post's on this site and I must say that I've been laughing from what you and others are saying. I knew that I would be in for a laugh when I saw randal graves commenting at this site. This guy has a way with words that keep one laughing.

Then I see FranIam and yourself. You all have made my day with comments and yes, I am glad to have linked here and I hope you do not mind.

fillip said...

Except that in no way could Don't Ask, Don't Tell be considered a law.

FranIAm said...

Gates should take a Mangroomer and shove it up his law abiding ass!

dguzman said...

Thanks, Let's Talk--link away, buddy!

Fillip--true!

Fran--on HIGH or TURBO or whatever the top setting is on that scary tool! (by tool I mean the mangroomer, not Gates.)