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07/23/2008

Where to catch the hearing

by Jeremy Hooper

Elainedonnelly 2-1For those wanting to follow today's congressional hearing on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Human Rights Campaign's Back Story blog is liveblogging the thing:

Liveblogging the congressional hearing on Don't Ask Don't Tell [HRC BackStory]

Plus you can also watch a live feed from CSPAN:

Gays and Lesbians in the military [CSPAN]

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Three cheers for Congressman Patrick Murphy! (my congressman!) It is amazing that when Ms. Donnelly is backed into a corner regarding her comment that our Military could not be "professional" enough to deal with the unit cohesion issue she tries to change the subject to SEX. I think that Cong. Murphy just got tired of the garbage that she was spouting and moved on to someone who knew more about respect for his fellow soldiers, addressing Staff Sargent Alva about unit cohesion. Alva's comments only prove that keeping alive your fellow soldier is a whole lot more important than SEX.

Posted by: Bob Miller | Jul 23, 2008 8:15:25 PM

I loved it. For the first time, I saw someone actually stop a political moron (Elaine) from trying to change the question, so that she doesn't have to answer it. Loved it!
Especially when he just dismissed her and moved onto someone who knows first hand how the military works.

Posted by: Jason D | Jul 24, 2008 9:31:23 AM

HA! One News Now has an article today entitled "Pro-family leader argues against H.R. 1246" and it starts by stating: "A conservative pro-family leader gave a compelling argument before a House Subcommittee on why Congress should reject a bill that would allow homosexuals to serve in the military."
I guess they hope their readers only look to their site for news as her testimony seems to have been wholly rejected by both parties involved in the hearing...

Posted by: Todd | Jul 24, 2008 1:20:27 PM

I'm so proud to have Murphy as my congressman. I called and told his office that today.

Posted by: Musicguy | Jul 24, 2008 11:53:35 PM

If you have not seen it, I highly recommend the op-ed in yesterday's Washington Post on the hearings. Dana Milbank absolutely tore Donelly to shreds. I can't remember the last time I saw such a hilarious, withering smack down in the MSM:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/23/AR2008072303642.html

Fab-u-lous

Posted by: Phil | Jul 25, 2008 2:16:07 PM

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