Joe has more thoughts on Burr's DADT vote.
NRO's Andrew Stiles, via Joe:
Maybe [Burr] simply knows how to read polling data. Or maybe he really meant what he said in his statement, that repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” was “the right thing to do” — is that so hard to believe?
One possibility does not rule out the other.
Joe says sincerity on Burr's part would indicate that he is a "covert social liberal," although I think "mainstream 21st Century American" would be more accurate.
As Burr himself put it, "A majority of Americans have grown up at a time [when] they don’t think exclusion is the right thing for the United States to do. It’s not the accepted practice anywhere else in our society, and it only makes sense."
Yes, it does. Thanks again, Senator.
Now about that obstructionist vote on START...