Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton Unwilling To Make Moral Judgement On Homosexuality

Political Punch via Kos:

"General Pace has clarified his remarks, but let's not lose sight of the fact that 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' is not working," she said. "We are being deprived of thousands of patriotic men and women who want to serve their country who are bringing skills into the armed services that we desparately need, like translation skills. And one can argue whether it was a good idea when it was first implemented, but we know have evidence as to the fact that we are in a time of war -- when we really need as many people as we can to recruit and retain in an all-volunteer army -- we are turning people away or discharging them not because of what they've done but because of who they are."

But is it immoral?

"Well I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said. "I'm very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can."

I have held my tongue actually about Hillary Clinton for almost a good month now. This is absolute crap. It is a character flaw of many politicians to be weaslesque, but Hillary Clinton apparently wants to be the master/mistress of triangulation.

I have less of a problem if she says that she personally finds homosexuality icky than refusing to actually say anything which might offend a key demographic. Her refusal to back down on her war vote was a good example of this as well.

Then there is the whole flag burning, violent video game crap she has been involved with as an obvious clumsy attempt to appeal to the NASCAR voter crowd. It's time to give it a rest. Just say what you believe and let the chips fall where they may. If the American people don't like your views, they won't vote for you. Or, they may vote for you anyways if they like the other candidates less. Trying to trick the voters into not knowing your opinions, or refusing to state them is not the best way to achieve the highest office in the land.