Clinton's successor vs. Clinton era policy
Is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on the verge of some righteous DADT maneuvering? Yes, says The Daily Beast's Jason Bellini:
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is considering bringing the battle over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to the Senate this week, by introducing an amendment that would put an 18-month moratorium on the discharge of gays serving in the military, The Daily Beast has learned.
"Don't Ask" Fight Hits Senate [Daily Beast]
For their part, Sen. Gillibrand's people say that nothing is final. Except, of course, being discharged because you were born to love one way instead of the other -- that's pretty binding at this point.
Ok this title is misleading.
Yes, Gillibrand is Hillary Clinton's successor, but the Clinton era policy (Don't Ask, Don't tell) is Bill Clinton's 1990s Adminstration policy.
There's a big difference Jeremy.
Posted by: Matt | Jul 13, 2009 4:48:09 PM
Huh? I fail to see the point, Matt. Why, exactly, would I want to "mislead" anyone on this? I'm not even blaming anyone for anything -- just using a quasi-coincidence in a benign headline. Never crossed my mind that there was outrage potential.
And while I see no real need to waste another word, I'll go on to say that a technical read clears me even further. The first part speaks to a specific Clinton, while the second refers to the "Clinton era". One could argue that H. Clinton, like Doc martens or hootie and the blowfish, was very much a part of that era. The way the phrase is used, it's meant to refer more to the 90's than to wiliam j specifically.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 13, 2009 5:26:22 PM
Thanks for explaining. When I read it, i took it the wrong way, at least the headline.
I wasn't outrage, just a little peeved with the headline.
Thanks again for explaining.
Oh, and I'm big reader of your site. I rarely comment, until at this point.
Keep up the good work and fight!!!
Posted by: Matt | Jul 13, 2009 7:00:24 PMcomments powered by Disqus