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Quote of the Day… a pledge to make DADT work…From John McCain?

The number one opponent to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“, John McCain, made an interesting pledge in a Fox Business News interview today:


“It is a law and I have to do whatever I can to help the men and women who are serving, particularly in combat, cope with this new situation. I will do everything I can to make it work.”


Is this a flip-flop or just good sense from Senator Cranky?

From HuffPo: Carte Goodwin Appointed To Fill Robert Byrd’s West Virginia Senate Seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

Carte Goodwin Byrd Senate Seat

Three officials familiar with the governor’s pick spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment ahead of an official announcement.

Manchin is scheduled to present his appointee at a Friday afternoon press conference at the Capitol.

The 36-year-old Goodwin, a Charleston lawyer, would hold the seat until November. That’s when the governor wants general election voters to decide who will serve the final two years of Byrd’s term. The Legislature has begun a special session to consider a proposal from Manchin to allow for a fall vote.

Goodwin already has ties to West Virginia’s Senate delegation: his wife, Rochelle, is state director for Byrd’s Democratic colleague, Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

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