This whole piece from Jason Linkins is epic, as he traces the history of the discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy from its inception to its demise. But I have to highlight his statement about John McCain, because it’s so, so awesome:
And of course, there was Senator John McCain and his decade-long passion project that closely resembles Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ,” except that the “Christ” is replaced by “everything McCain ever had that vaguely resembled a principle or something in which a human being would normally take pride.” McCain moved goalposts and shifted standards and broke promises and basically demonstrated himself to be an implacable heel.
But, you know what, the less said about McCain, the better. Let’s hang another “L” around his neck and move on.
Jason Linkins wins the internet. Anyway, read the whole thing.