Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made an appearance on CNN this morning with Candy Crowley where in she clearly stated that she believes Don't Ask Don't Tell was a good policy and that she would like to bring it back.
Bachmann's opinion of homosexuals has been made abundantly clear many times before, but what makes today special is that she directly contradicted herself several hours later on the same day.
CROWLEY: If you became president, would you reinstitute the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the military, which said that gays could not serve openly in the military.
BACHMANN: The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy has worked very well. And I think…
CROWLEY: Would you reinstitute it then? Because it’s been set aside.
BACHMANN: It worked very well. And I would be in consultation with our commanders. But I think yes, I probably would.
That was early today during the morning hours.
And this was during the afternoon several hours later.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that despite her past statements, she doesn't "judge" gays and lesbians.
In 2004, Bachmann told the National Education Leadership Conference that homosexuality was "part of Satan." [...]
"That is the view President Bachmann would have of gay Americans?" NBC's David Gregory asked Bachmann Sunday.
"Well, I'm running for the presidency of the United States," Bachmann replied. "I'm not running to be anyone's judge."
"But you do judge them," Gregory noted.
"I don't judge them," Bachmann disagreed. "I am running for presidency of the United States."
So which is it?
I'm not sure if you can claim to be non-judgmental regarding homosexuals if you also wish to bring back Don't Ask Don't Tell.
These appearances were only a couple hours apart today.
By the way, did anyone else's gag reflex kick in when David Gregory said "President Bachmann?"
Adding... Because President Obama went through the trouble of having congress sign off on the repeal of DADT rather than simply signing an easily-overturned executive order, it would require another act of congress to reinstate it. A -- shuddering -- "President Bachmann" would be unable to do it alone.