28 May 2010

History of one kind or another is being made tonight on the House of Representatives floor, as a debate over the Murphy amendment to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell has just concluded. (The chair deemed the Ayes to have won the voice vote, but, predictably, the opposition requested a recorded vote).

Bigoted monster of the evening: Rep. Steve Buyer (Indiana)

Saints of the evening: Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Rep. John Lewis (Georgia).

I will post all of Buyer's 30-second speech later, for historical interest, and refer you to other websites with video for Lewis's great burst of oratory (something only a veteran of the Freedom Rides and Selma could have produced).

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