Drink up, Shakers. It's gonna be a long night.
Late in the day, CNN reported that Obama will ask Congress tonight to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Paul Campos captures the perfect tone of cynicism on this one:
Of course "asking" could mean everything from making this a legislative priority to engaging in a largely empty symbolic gesture. Given that Obama almost certainly has the authority to stop discharges based on sexual orientation by issuing an executive order, it will be interesting to see how seriously he pursues what up to now has been perhaps his most egregiously broken campaign promise.As ever, I expect the worst and hope for the best! Bottoms up! Glug glug glug.
[If you're searching for an online broadcast, C-SPAN will be streaming it.]