Anderson Cooper took on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" last night, hosting discharged former Lt. Dan Choi and anti-gay crusader Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness.
As you may remember, Donnelly is the right-wing bigot nutjob assigned to this case. She dutifully brings up the 1,000 signatures of anti-gay retired military officers she presented last March to argue her case.
Responds Choi: "You can go to senior citizens center all the time and collect all the signatures you want, but they are so detached from reality. Those soldiers that are on the ground right now, they know people that are gay in their units...You can spend all the time that you want getting these petitions. But there are gay and lesbian soldiers that are serving right now. They don't have time to collect petitions like you do. And they are serving so they can protect your freedoms, so you can actually say the things that you're doing."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...