Sweet Baby Jeebus on a Pogo Stick, the crack research team at Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) has spent literally minutes, and has done it again: Secrets of the Clinton Library.
And so what are those secrets? Beats me, and it seems to have beaten Josh Gerstein who manages to write only about the speculation and not the content. We’ll just take the first secret listed: Gays in the Military:
1) Gays in the military
For gay rights advocates, the Clinton years were complicated. Far and away, up to that time, he was the president who was friendliest to the gay and lesbian community. But he also put in place policies that took nearly two decades to reverse, such as the Defense of Marriage Act and “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Set for release soon from the Clinton archives are detailed notes of a key meeting where DADT was born. National Archives records obtained by POLITICO show plans to release: “Thirty-four pages of handwritten notes taken at a Jan. 25, 1993, meeting to discuss the issue of gays in the military between President Clinton, Vice President Gore and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”
Clinton, Al Gore and their top advisers are said to have discussed “their personal viewpoints of homosexuality” (choice vs. genetics).
The politics of gay rights have changed so abruptly in recent years that some of the views expressed privately on the subject could sound outdated or even offensive to many Americans. The papers could support or undercut Clinton’s claims that he was assured the new policy the military was considering would result in gay soldiers not being investigated unless they explicitly disclosed their sexuality.
Well, that sure revealed… nothing. And the article goes on for two pages full of clickbait and no revelations. HuffPo could have done this better and added side-boob.