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Watch: Olbermann on McCain's DADT Hissyfit and Saxby Chambliss


Keith Olbermann spoke with Dan Savage about McCain's lies and tantrum over the military "seeking out" orientation with regard to DADT, and the hate message ("all faggots must die") left on Joe.My.God following the DADT cloture vote.


In related news, Chambliss office says the slur is being investigated and is still not sure who is responsible:

"in a statement, Chambliss' office said it has not discovered exactly who was behind the slur, and has turned the matter over to the Senate sergeant at arms. The office employs 42 people. 'The [sergeant at arms] has worked side by side with our personnel to determine whether the comment in question emanated from our office. That appears to be the case,' an unsigned statement from Chambliss' press office read. 'There has not been a determination as to who posted the comment,' the statement read. 'That part of the review is ongoing, and is now in the hands of the Senate sergeant at arms.' Spokeswomen for Chambliss did not return a reporter's phone calls or e-mails seeking more details."

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  1. If you listen closely McCain never says that it isn't happening. He just says, "it is not the policy" - which is true. He absolutely knows it is happening, but he doesn't address that question. He simply says it is not the policy. Spin, spin, spin...

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 23, 2010 8:46:46 AM

  2. Saxby Chambliss is not your garden-variety conservative. He is complete slime. Remember in 2002, he attacked his opponent Max Cleland for being "soft on terrorism," and ran ads comparing him to Sadam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. This was, to put it kindly, unseemly, considering that Chambliss received a deferment to avoid Vietnam due to bad knees from playing college football, and Cleland lost three (3!) limbs in the same war. BTW, who was the Senator who said at the time that such an ad was "worse than reprehensible, it's disgraceful"? John McCain. And thus the downward spiral of the Republican Party continues.

    Posted by: Dback | Sep 23, 2010 9:11:00 AM

  3. That nay technically be true, but I seriously doubt he was deliberately that misleading.

    I think it's ignorance. He knows what the letter of the policy says, but I don't think he knows even one iota about its implementation.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 23, 2010 9:15:50 AM

  4. 13,000+ otherwise qualified and perfocming Gay Service Members Did Not Discharge THEMSELVES!, nor did this happen by spontaneous combustion; This happened because of an offensive action on the part of the Military.

    These servicemen and women must be reinstated, paid for time lost, and paid for damages in full, and this must be done on an Individual Basis, as were their discharges. Nothing lesser will be satisfactory for the Victims, nor for the Military, the Congress, the American Nation in rectifying this injustice.

    Posted by: customartist | Sep 23, 2010 9:28:35 AM

  5. Thank you "Saxby Chambliss", I now have the name of my new band.

    Posted by: Wes | Sep 23, 2010 9:40:49 AM

  6. The urgent task that needs to be undertaken in the military is the immediate investigation and purging of all homophobic officers and enlisted men.....but starting with homophobic officers. Anyone who has read/opened/sought e-mails with the intent to expose, belittle, or otherwise humiliate or manipulate the discharge of fellow serving men ought to be immediately be dismissed.

    Investigate homobic conduct in the military now.
    Where is Reichen in all this ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 23, 2010 9:48:33 AM

  7. @JackFknTwist I'll do ya one better: get rid of all the proselytizing evangelicals who have taken over the nation's military and have turned it into a cesspool of Dominionist and Restorationist subversion.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 23, 2010 2:56:08 PM

  8. Props to you, Dan. GO IU!

    Posted by: Matthew | Sep 24, 2010 11:09:13 PM

  9. The part of "all faggots must die" that's a "slur" is the word "faggots". Taken as a whole, the phrase is a threat and a call to violence.

    Posted by: BobN | Sep 27, 2010 4:54:01 PM

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