The Nation: Dick Cheney, Gay Rights Advocate
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has never been as comfortable fighting the culture wars as most conservatives, has endorsed the repeal of the Pentagon's failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" experiment.
This is rather a big deal.
So what does Cheney say about the push to scrap the rules that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military so long as they remained, for all intents and purposes, closeted?
"When the Chiefs come forward and say, 'We think we can do it,' then that strikes me that it's time to reconsider the policy."