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February 28, 2010

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McCain's 180 on gays in the military may be driven more by his oversized ego than any deep seated prejudice. He was probably royally PO'd by the fact that the president, the Pentagon brass and senior military leaders like the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm Mike Mullen did not seek his permission before they came out against the current policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." McCain's bruised ego was visible throughout the testimony when he repeatedly reminded Mullen that changing the law is the responsibility of the congress and not that of the White House. Translation: "No matter what the president or the military think, I can block a legislation to repeal the DADT policy, just because I can."

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