The vote on the motion to proceed with the the annual defense appropriations authorization bill that includes a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is scheduled for this afternoon.
With Jim Webb of Virginia dissenting, Harry Reid needs two Republican votes to overcome a filibuster and move the bill to a floor vote. The two most likely votes are the ladies from Maine, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.
Accordingly, the country’s biggest anti-DADT advocate, Lady Gaga, trekked up to Portland yesterday to demonstrate in Collins’s and Snowe’s home state.
And, apparently, yesterday Lady Gaga also had a conversation with New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who supports repeal of DADT. Needless to say, yesterday and today’s debates over DADT will not go down as a bright spot in the annuls of U.S. political discourse..