The Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell repeal in Congress over the weekend showcased just how gutless Tennessee's senators can be when the opportunity to vote for something on principle presents itself.
Here's Sen. Bob Corker: "This is a political issue, an issue to accommodate a group of supporters of the other side of the aisle."
Here's Sen. Lamar Alexander: "Too many military leaders still have too many concerns about how changing this policy would affect recruitment, retention, morale and combat readiness at a time when we’re fighting two wars."
Lamar apparently puts Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the chopped liver category. Mullen: "It is the right thing to do. No longer will able men and women who want to serve and sacrifice for their country have to sacrifice their integrity to do so. We will be a better military as a result."
And for those who like to fantasize about what it's like to elect serious people to the Senate, here's Oregon's Ron Wyden: "If you love this country enough to risk your life for it, you shouldn’t have to hide who you are."