In a typically impassioned speech last night at a Human Rights Campaign fundraiser, Obama promised to end “don’t ask don’t tell,” but didn’t give a timeline. In a blog post titled “Much Worse Than I Expected,” Andrew Sullivan points out that Obama didn’t even say he would end the practice in his first term as president. Sullivan seems to represent the majority, who were quick to point out that last night’s speech sounded exactly like a campaign speech, but Jacob Bernstein at The Daily Beast was more forgiving, praising the president for a Lady GaGa joke. [The Atlantic, The Daily Beast]
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