March 18, 2010

don't ask. do tell!

great piece of satire in the new yorker by paul rudnick. rudnick responds to general mcpeak's op-ed in the new york times in which the general asserts that openly gay soldiers would weaken the armed services' "warrior culture." money quotes:

Sing it, sister. I love male bonding more than anything, and I live for unit cohesion. Just the sound of the words makes me tingle with manly aggression.

Hey, Mr. Jihad, how about a brunch date with my rocket launcher? I’m not an openly gay soldier; I’m a secret gay soldier, and that makes me fierce!

In a nude war, I’d be proud to have my buddies’ backs, and their fronts.

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