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DADT Roll Call: Lincoln

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I asked all of Arkansas's members of Congress about 10 a.m. this morning about the deal for congressional repeal of the don't-ask-don't-tell policy barring service in the military by acknowledged gays and lesbians. U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder is a co-sponsor. He called to expand on his support for giving the Pentagon time to respond and plan for implementation of the change in policy.

No one else had responded by the time I left the office at 5 p.m. Now I have one additional response:

Sen. Blanche Lincoln: “Military readiness remains my top priority,” Sen. Blanche Lincoln said.  “I trust our military leaders to make the right decision on this issue.  I am satisfied that a workable compromise has been reached between the Pentagon and Congress that will ensure a smooth transition based on certification by military leaders that military readiness will not be affected if the policy is repealed.  I am prepared to vote for this compromise, which enables our military leadership to determine the policy on this issue moving forward.”

Pryor, Boozman, Berry, Ross: Still crickets.

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