Just listen to Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter explain his enlighted opposition to ending discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the military.
Rep. Hunter: The military is not civilian life. And I think the folks that have been in the military that have been in these very close situations with each other. There has to be a special bond there, and I think that that bond is broken if you open up the military to transgenders, to hermaphrodites, to gays and lesbians.As the interview goes on, Rep. Hunter digs himself in deeper and deeper.
Interviewer: Transgenders and hermaphrodites?
Rep. Hunter: Yeah, that's, that's going to be part of this whole thing if.. It's not just gays and lesbians, it's a whole gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual community. If you are going to let anybody in no matter what preference, what sexual preference they have, that means that the military is going to probably let everybody in. It's going to be like civilian life, and I think that would be detrimental for the military.
With this interview, Rep. Hunter becomes the best spokesman that opponents of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have.
The former best spokesman, though, is still pretty good.