Palin hints at support for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Written by: Anita Nair
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Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has finally hinted that she is in favour of the 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal in the US military.

According to Politico, Palin has avoided speaking about the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, but she appeared to show support for the change via a re-tweet on Monday night of a gay conservative radio host.

Tammy Bruce, a Palin-friendly commentator who has interviewed the ex-governor, tweeted: "I'm focused on economic issues, and you may have noticed I was being quiet about DADT because that's not our most pressing issue...But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enough already - the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed."

Palin relayed the comment to her over 350,000 followers without further explanation.

Meanwhile, Palin has been criticised by several liberal blogs for re-tweeting Bruce's use of the word "homos," but Bruce has stood behind it, even tweeting a picture of a teddy bear wearing a t-shirt embracing the phrase.

Bruce drew attention to Palin's re-tweet with an additional series of messages, and defended the potential 2012 candidate's position on gay issues, saying: "I know Gov Palin and this 'anti-gay' meme has been a lie - plain and simple. She's a decent woman and friend to the community."

Palin's latest statement is a contrast to comments she made last February in which she had expressed "surprise" that President Barack Obama advocated repealing the military policy during his State of the Union Address last year, saying that it was not a priority "right now."

"There are other things to be worried about right now with the military. I think that kind of on the back burner, is sufficient for now. To put so much time, and effort, and politics into it, is unnecessary," Palin added then. (ANI)

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