11/12/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
It cannot be one or the other. Unfortunately, Cindy McCain, who along with her daughter Meghan McCain, has had a rather troublesome relationship with Senator John McCain, Cindy’s husband and Meghan’s father. Senator McCain opposes the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and has filibustered its repeal so far despite the fact that it is discriminatory, unconstitutional, and immoral. It leads bullying and the institutionalization of homophobia and bigotry.
Cindy McCain seems to have gotten that in her recent PSA for NOH8, but now, this rather bizarre tweet from her contracts not only itself, but the very things that she said for NOH8. Mrs. McCain tweeted “I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband’s stance on DADT.”
The tweet became grist for the discussion regarding DADT on Countdown while Keith Olbermann was talking to Lieutenant Dan Choi. It is likely that Senator McCain is going to continue to filibuster the repeal of DADT despite the fact that repeal will not effect or damage the military.