Andrew Sullivan on Elena Kagan: We Agree
from Andrew Sullivan:
Barring The Military From Campus:OYE Comment:
This will, inevitably, be an issue in the Kagan nomination. Peter Beinart explains his position here. And, for what it's worth, I agree with him. The Obama administration's policy - which was Clinton's and Bush's - is that servicemembers can still be fired solely because of their sexual orientation. It's wrong, counter-productive, harmful to national security, and based on bigotry. But barring the entire military from recruiting at Ivy League schools as a response seems deeply wrong to me. We can still honor the military while disagreeing with its recruitment policies. And ensuring that the best students are available for recruitment is one way to reform the military, not enable it in one specific area.
We agree with Andrew Sullivan. However, Peter Beinart is still a pussy.