Consensus on "This Week:" DADT must go

From Colin Powell to George Will, even Republicans agreed it's time to repeal the anti-gay law


Joan Walsh
May 30, 2010 9:31PM (UTC)

There was remarkable consensus on just about every issue on ABC's "This Week" with Jake Tapper. My panel included George Will, former Bush advisor Matthew Dowd and the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page. We were preceded by General Colin Powell, who made perhaps his most decisive statement ever that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which he once supported, should be repealed. On the panel, Will agreed, attributing ongoing Republican opposition to repeal to party leaders not being very "intelligent." He said it, I didn't.

We all agreed Obama is being blamed for the BP disaster unfairly -- but we had many different ideas about how that is playing out. I noted I continue to be bothered by liberals trashing Obama -- the New York Times's Maureen Dowd is back to calling the president "Spock," and Arianna Huffington says he'll be a real "Nowhere Man" if he goes ahead with plans to honor Sir Paul McCartney with a concert this week. Really?

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Anyway, here's the video, in two parts. It was fun, and I'd do it again.

 


Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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