In a very unsurprising statement, U.S. Senate rivals Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio both said today they oppose abolishing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy affecting gays and lesbians in the military. With an election in the near future, this is no surprise.

The 1993 policy was mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union Address, when he asked to finally repeal the policy.

"We are a nation at war. The governor believes the current policy has worked, and there is no need to make changes," Crist campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.

No further explanation on how a "nation at war" would be affected by repealing a policy that has never worked.

"Marco Rubio supports the current policy and doesn't see any evidence it needs to be changed," spokesman Alex Burgos said.

No evidence?  Was there a trial that we all missed?  Is there another report that Marco Rubio has seen the rest of us haven't?

Sen. Bill Nelson, however, has not made a clear decision on the policy reversal.  His stance on this issue will be decided once the results of the proposed year-long study is completed.

 

 


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