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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Palin hints support for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin – whose lips have been sealed about the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – is now hinting that she supports the move.

Palin has not spoken publicly about the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, but she appeared to show support for the change via a retweet on Monday night of a gay conservative radio host.

Tammy Bruce, a Palin-friendly commentator who has interviewed the ex-governor, tweeted: “I’m focused on economic issues, and you may have noticed I was being quiet about DADT because that’s not our most pressing issue…But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. [Enough] already – the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed.”

Palin relayed the comment to her more than 350,000 followers without further explanation. A Palin spokesman did not respond to a request for additional comment.

Several liberal blogs criticized Palin for retweeting Bruce’s use of the word “homos,” but Bruce has stood behind it, even tweeting a picture of a teddy bear wearing a t-shirt embracing the phrase.
Bruce drew attention to Palin’s retweet with an additional series of messages – and defended the potential 2012 candidate’s position on gay issues.

“I know Gov Palin & this ‘anti-gay’ meme has been a lie – plain & simple,” Bruce wrote. “She’s a decent woman & friend to the community.” (Continues here)


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