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When Will Kirsten Gillibrand Keep Her Don't Ask Don't Tell Promise?

“I am firmly committed to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. To that end, I am working closely with Congressman Murphy and Senator Kennedy’s offices to develop support for repeal legislation and will be among the original co-sponsors of the bill when it’s introduced.”

— Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, making a promise on June 18, 2009

Go search for a Senate bill to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the military policy in which people are kicked out if they are found to be gay. You won’t find one.

Senator Gillibrand has had time to support a bill to recognize the contributions of the recreational boating industry to our country.

Senator Gillibrand has had time to push forward a bill to rename a Post Office in Western New York after Jack Kemp.

Senator Gillibrand has had time to support a bill congratulating Bruce Smith of the Buffalo Bills upon his elevation to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But golly, since she made that promise Senator Gillibrand has just not been able to find the time to either write or even sign her name to a bill that would repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Maybe she’ll get to it after she renames that bridge in Letchworth State Park. So much to do.

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