Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Collins Backs Killing DADT

Two decades into the national discussion about homosexuality and the military, Sen. Collins has decided to back allowing gays to serve openly.

Kudos to the junior senator for the about-face. And for breaking with her allies on the far right. I'm sure her old friend Rick Santorum won't be too thrilled.

But let's not pretend this makes Collins some sort of trailblazer for justice. It doesn't.

There was a time when this sort of stand would have really helped shake things up. But that time is long gone.

1 comment:

Bruce Bourgoine said...

There is apparently a parallel universe. I offer as proof what exists in this blogger's mind:

Ron Paul votes to repeal “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”

In the Senate, ultra liberal Republican Susan Collins of Maine followed Paul’s example and voted with Democrats in Committee to approve the same amendment.

It is apparently a long journey politically from Texas to Maine.