Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wheat In The Wind Hillary
This is the single biggest reason I am having a real problem with Hillary Clinton:
I also asked her about the comments by General Peter Pace that homosexulity is "immoral." Clinton has opposed the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, so I asked her if that law -- signed by her husband in 1993 -- was a mistake, and if homosexuality is "immoral."

"General Pace has clarified his remarks, but let's not lose sight of the fact that 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' is not working," she said. "We are being deprived of thousands of patriotic men and women who want to serve their country who are bringing skills into the armed services that we desparately need, like translation skills. And one can argue whether it was a good idea when it was first implemented, but we know have evidence as to the fact that we are in a time of war -- when we really need as many people as we can to recruit and retain in an all-volunteer army -- we are turning people away or discharging them not because of what they've done but because of who they are."

But is it immoral?

"Well I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said. "I'm very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can."
Just. Answer. The. Damned. Question.

It's not that hard. Hillary's approach to politics is the worst kind of wimpy-ass Democratic triangulating pandering that will sink the party. When the nation's biggest concern was whether the O.J. glove fit or not, this might have worked. Voters are much more emotional these days, much more savy. Whatever voters she might save by pandering are easily outweighed by the ten she loses from her base of support. And there is a whole brigade of swift-boaters more than willing to shine the light on each one of these slithering responses.