Afternoon Greg: Powell calls for review of DADT; Palin described as “flaky” by FOX commentator
It’s been bothering you all evening, right? Where was Afternoon Greg? Arrrg!
I had an Internet connection problem at home and was unable to get to Mani’s Bakery across the street to use the free wireless until after dinner. So here are a few items I had planned to post for you after lunch that have now become post-dinner items.
I like to keep you guessing.
REVIEW DADT: I would so love if a political would say something like this while they are still holding their position of power but hey, better late than never I reckon: Former secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday called for a review of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy he helped to craft.
But, frutratingly, he stopped short of saying the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military needed to be repealed.
“The policy and the law that came about in 1993 I think was correct for the time,” Powell said in an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. “Sixteen years have now gone by, and I think a lot has changed with respect to attitudes within our country. And therefore, I think this is a policy and a law that should be reviewed.”
It seems simple to a person like me who considers the policy discrimination against gays and lesbians that I cannot believe is legal in this country. But Powell says there are many steps to be taken and blah, blah, blah: “I was withholding judgment because the commanders of the armed forces of the United States and the Joint Chiefs of Staff need to study it and make recommendations to the president, and have hearings before the Congress before a decision is made. It is not just a matter of old generals who, you know, are just too hidebound. There are lots of complicated issues with respect to this, and I think all of those issues should be illuminated. And I hope that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders working with the secretary of Defense will give this the greatest consideration and make their recommendation to the president and to the Congress.”
PALIN PERPLEXES: I watched Sarah Palin’s press conference on Friday – listened to every word – and had no idea what the hell she was talking about. Really, no idea.She spoke and spoke and my main question remained unanswered: “Why the heck are you resigning lady?” Then I started thinking about how screwed up out country is that so0 many people defended her and voted for her when we are in such bad shape in so many ways. Makes me a little crazy frankly. And does anyone really think she is presidential material, or ecver was? Give. Me. A. Break.
I was heartened to read that even the discracefully partisan Fox News has started to turn against the least-qualified vice presidential candidate in history (yes, even worse than Dan Quayle).
“I think all the liberal stylists … really have a case. She just begs for adjectives like flaky and wacky.” When pressed, she added, “We’re talking about somebody who, right from the get-go, has been a flashy person who gets into a lot of trouble and really has no credentials for any job.”
See Trotta’s remarks for yourself:
AND FINALLY: Why does Rumer Willis bother so many people? One site routinely refers to her as “Tater Head.”
Well, I’m not proud of it but she bugs the heck out of me too. I think the main reason is I want to know why anyone pays any attention to her when she has done so little to deserve it other than being the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.
Wel, Rumer seems to be determined to warrant the attention, it seems, by taking on some acting roles. She will play a punky lesbian at the school newspaper in an episodeof CW’s 90210. She had previously done guest spots on Medium and CSI: NY.