Diary

Ranting and Raving, Barney Frank Tips His Hand

According to The Hill:

Arguably the nation’s most prominent openly-gay lawmaker this week slammed Defense Secretary Robert Gates for opening a year-long review of the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell policy” against gays in the military, saying it is merely causing delay.

“As quickly as we can do this it will be toward the end of the year,” Frank said in a raised voice. “So Gates has plenty of time to study whatever the hell he wants to study.”

Barney Frank is upset that Gates opened up a year-long review to study the effect of openly gay men serving in the military. A review seems like a reasonable endeavor. For example, one topic of analysis is the impact on housing, which seems perfectly legitimate to me. You can call Barney Frank anything you want, he deserves most of it. But he’s not a dumb man. He’s shrewd and knows the end game here.

Gee, I wonder what could happen in a year that would make any difference to Barney Frank. Hmmm. What could happen this year? What could happen this year? Oh yeah, those little elections happen in November. All the more reason to fight for that year long review. Thanks for the heads up Barney.