• Sarah Palin Makes a Brave Re-Tweet Sort of in Support of Gay People Maybe

    Conservative talk show host and lesbian — who is currently busy taunting liberal straw men who are super offended by a gay person using the word  "homo" — tweeted something Haggard's Law-ish in response to a story about gay people and the Navy.

    What's interesting, though, is not her tweet, but (and these are actual fucking words we use these days) who re-tweeted it

    So, apparently, this is actually Palin's first sort of "comment" on Don't Ask, Don't Tell? Can that be? I don't remember making fun of her about it before, so I guess

    Sarah Palin has been conspicuously quiet in the debate over "don't ask don’t tell" and on a repeal of the policy President Obama signed into law before the holidays. By most accounts, she has never actually weighed in at all.

    But Monday night the former Alaska governor re-tweeted a post from conservative talk show host and blogger Tammy Bruce, who is lesbian, appearing to indirectly cast support for gays and an end to the ban on openly gay members of the U.S. military…

    "I think @SarahPalinUSA RT my tweet is her first comment on DADT, treatment of gays & attempts to marginalize us — thank you Governor," Bruce responded on Twitter… A Palin spokesman has not yet responded to ABC News’ request for comment on the Twitter exchange.

    Doesn't it make you proud to live in an age when a strong political leader can stand up and bravely hit the re-tweet link on their smart phone in kind of support of one of the most important issues of the day? Reminds me of when Lyndon Johnson nodded solemnly when somebody near him said something about ending school segregation.

    The saddest thing is that this re-tweet from a conservative leader is, in some sense, a moment of genuine consequence. Like, she probably had to have a meeting with her advisers in which they used a white board to weigh the pros and cons of hitting that re-tweet button. There's probably a fall guy in place in case it turns out her base doesn't like her re-tweeting things about gays that don't involve hellfire.

    Tags: DADT, Haggard's Law, LGBT, Military, Sarah Palin, Tammy Bruce, Twitter


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