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    Mar 07, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    Hillary Clinton spoke at a lunch with the HRC organization on Friday, Mar 2 - an "unpublicized" event.

    During her speech, she made promises to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", to always welcome HRC leadership and stand to support gay adoption. The later even surprised me - gay adoption - since when did this become a political headliner? Is gay marriage over?

    In any case, when asked why the event wasn't public - Hillary responded, "Ask my campaign."

    Huh... your thoughts?
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    Mar 07, 2007 10:23 PM GMT
    Hmm. Well, it was public in the Bay Area. Her campaign to end "Don't Ask! Don't Tell!" made the front section of the San Francisco Chronicle the other day.

    John
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    Mar 08, 2007 3:59 AM GMT
    I live in what I'm pretty certain is the one and only state in the Union that specifically denies gays from adopting. Yes, it's a big deal.
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    Mar 09, 2007 1:56 AM GMT
    if you ask me it's the old clinton bait and switch: say the right things to us, avoid the subject publicly and forget all about us in washington. hillary may SAY the right things, will she DO them? unlikely...my 2 cents.
  • Laurence

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    Mar 09, 2007 11:42 AM GMT
    All politicians lie.

    They promise you the world til they get your vote, and then forget their promises.

    It's not just a Clinton thing. It is them all.

    The trick is, for a good politician, to make the most appealing promises that get the most votes without alienating everyone else.
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    Mar 09, 2007 7:06 PM GMT
    It was interesting to me to watch the Democrats come out in full force against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" when all of them stood behind it in the first place.

    I served 10yrs under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and saw many soldiers, great and strong, leave because of it. Some openly admitting, some witch-hunted. It never worked!

    But to dismiss Gay Marriage and aim straight (oh, pardon me... gayly forward) for Gay Adoption, I don't understand it. Equally weighted, I believe they are both important issues, but to dismiss gay marriage as if it's be resolved... didn't set well.

    There are far too many states that have already denounced me as a third-rate citizen - how will they ever agree for me to adopt a child? Cart before the horse?