Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This Times piece on gay cadets at West Point doesn't do a very good job of keeping its anonymous sources anonymous:

“The most important thing I’ve learned here is how to be a good actor,” said one gay male cadet, who grew up in Philadelphia and is in his fourth year at the academy.

West Point is a small place. It's not going to be hard to find out who is a fourth year cadet from Philadelphia and who doesn't date women. Given that this cadet could be kicked out of the military for this, it seems like an awful lot of information to be providing. Maybe the cadet doesn't really care anymore, but that's seems somewhat unlikely.