Before we all go giving each other hand jobs over this piece of news, remember that we’re talking about Joe Lieberdouche and legislation. That means that he could support repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Monday and then change his mind Thursday. And don’t underestimate his love for John McCain in all this nonsense, either.
Now that we’ve shit in the salad, here’s what Droopy Dog actually said. From CNN’s Political Ticker:
I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity,” Lieberman said in a statement. “I have opposed the current policy of preventing gay Americans from openly serving in the military since its enactment in 1993.
“To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause,” he said. “I am grateful for the leadership of President Obama to repeal the policy and the support of Secretary Gates and Chief of Staff Admiral Mullen.”
Then he said he needed a bowl of kibble, and retreated to his office for an afternoon nap.