Lady GaGa appeared at a rally in Portland, Maine last night (above) to convince Republican Senator Susan Collins to vote with the Democrats today in repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Let’s, uh, take a look at how that went. The Huffington Post:
“I find myself on the horns of a dilemma,” said Collins. “I was the sole Republican in the committee that voted [to repeal DADT]. I think it’s the right thing to do. I think it’s only fair.”
But, she said, refusing to allow unlimited amendments is an equal affront to decency. “That too is not fair,” said Collins of Reid’s decision. “I cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down debate.”
So oppressing minorities is bad, but so is not allowing Republicans to get some tchotchkes, so let’s keep doing the oppression thing. Makes perfect sense.
I find myself in an interesting place on this one because, despite the fact we want the same thing, did Lady GaGa really have to poke her face (I hate myself.) into this one? This situation just proves celebrities make these things worse which is awesome because I love being right even though I could’ve done without the whole repression of a minority group thanks to institutionalized superstitions from a book where a donkey talks to people. But I appreciate the thought.