John McCain and his sidekick, Lindsey Graham, held a victory press conference after they won the filibuster vote, which insured no imminent legislative action on DADT repeal. Kerry Eleveld was there — and she deals in facts. She questioned McCain’s flawed interpretation of how DADT works. He was wrong — and it sure looked like he was was getting ready to explode because someone had the audacity to challenge him.
Igor Volsky just posted this video at Think Progress. The female voice asking McCain the question is Ms. Eleveld:
The male voice at the end asking about Mike Almy belongs to Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner.
In fact, as Almy explained in testimoney before McCain’s own committee (Senate Armed Services): “In Iraq, during the height of the insurgency, someone in the Air Force ordered a search of my private emails solely to determine if I had violated “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and to gather whatever evidence could be used against me.” “I was relieved of my duties, leading nearly 200 Airmen, my security clearance was suspended and part of my pay was terminated. Even as my commander was relieving me of my duties, he assured me this was in no way a reflection of my performance or my abilities as an officer,” Almy testified.
Now, if I were Lindsey Graham, I might want to find out what the policy really is. Because, what happened to Mike Almy isn’t an isolated case.
Jeremy Hooper, of course, has the best headline: Video: Oh Lindsey, don’t act like you’re not car-singing ‘Alejandro’ every chance you get