The Washington Times is reporting that Barack Obama is considering the appointment of an openly gay man, William White, currenty the COO of the Intrepid Museum Foundation, as Secretary of the Navy.
Paired with the announcement that anti-gay rights evangelical pastor Rick Warren will give an invocation at Obama's inauguration, it's hard to know what to make of all this. Critics will call it schizophrenic, and political strategists will call it shrewdly inclusive.
Of course, White has not been named yet. It will be interesting to follow the fury that undoubtedly will arise in military circles if he is.