Friday, March 16, 2007

Bill Richardson looking better again

While Sam Brownback tries to reach to evangalists by agreeing with General Pace that homosexuality is "immoral", New Mexico's own gov. Bill Richardson (a probable candidate) says that if he were president, he'd try to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. However, he wouldn't do so to keep homosexuals out of the military for good, but rather to let them in without any need to hide who they are: "Democratic hopeful Bill Richardson called Pace's remarks "unfortunate" and said the Bush administration should reject them, adding that he would push Congress to repeal military's "don't ask, don't tell policy" in which gay service members are required to keep their sexual orientation private."

Like Erik, I'm at best lukewarm on Richardson right now, but his willingness to open the military to those who want to serve without questions is another plus in his slowly-improving political positions and platforms.