Friday, December 17, 2010

Ike Skelton one of 15 Dems to vote against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal

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click to enlarge Dem. Ike Skelton voted against DADT's repeal, again.
  • Dem. Ike Skelton voted against DADT's repeal, again.

Congress voted to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on Wedneday, with 12 of Kansas and Missouri's 13 representatives voting down predictable party lines. But Missouri's Ike Skelton was one of just a handful of Democrats who voted against the policy's demise.

So, now we know: When Skelton famously muttered to a fellow male representative to "stick it up your ass" last year, he meant quietly, soundlessly, and definitely without any moans of gay pleasure.



The repeal passed anyway, 250-175, with 15 Democrats and 15 Republicans breaking from their respective parties. According to the New York Times, Senate Democrats have enough votes -- 61 -- to repeal the antiquated policy.

Skelton has said in the past that he doesn't want openly gay people serving in the

military because he doesn't think the topic is appropriate dinner-time

conversation.

"What do mommies and daddies say to their 7-year-old

child?" Skelton told a group of journalists in June. "My biggest

concerns are the family."

As long as our soldiers are killing alongside men and women who screw the opposite gender, Skelton seems to believe, every family can serve up lesson in patriotism for dinner.

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