To continue a theme

John McCain is a liar and an idiot. He said he’d support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as soon as the military leadership told him they agreed with such a move. Now he stands in the way of it.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a leading Republican critic of ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, dismissed a new Pentagon report on the issue Thursday and said Congress should not vote to change military personnel policy during a time of war.

Let’s be honest: John McCain will never find a good time to change a stupid policy.

At least the military leadership is a bit brighter than the senator from Arizona:

[Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm.] Mullen acknowledged some of McCain’s concerns, noting that some troops quoted in the report worry about having to bunk or shower with openly gay troops.

“We’ll deal with that,” Mullen said. “But I believe and history tells us that most of them will put aside personal proclivities for something larger than themselves and for each other.”

“There are some for whom this debate is all about gray areas,” Mullen said. “There is no gray area here. We treat each other with respect, or we find another place to work. Period. That’s why I also believe leadership will prove vital.”

Emerging as the Pentagon’s most forceful, emotional proponent for ending the law, Mullen said current policy “doesn’t make any sense to me,” because it requires troops to lie about their identity while serving for a military that values integrity.

[Secretary of Defense] Gates pressed senators to act this month to end the ban, warning that, “Those that choose not to act legislatively are rolling the dice that this policy will not be abruptly overturned by the courts.”

There’s a great Drive-By Truckers song about the late Alabama Gov. George Wallace burning in hell that I think we can now use in reference to John McCain:

And if it’s true that he wasn’t a [homophobe] and he just did all them things for the votes
I guess Hell’s just the place for kiss ass politicians who pander to assholes.
So throw another log on the fire, boys, [John McCain] is coming to stay

Fortunately, I don’t have to go any further, as Jon Stewart has already called bullshit on McCain:

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So, two things, Sen. McCain: Apologize for giving us Sarah Palin and issue a letter of reprimand against yourself for unbecoming display of hypocrisy and idiocy.

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