Although I have had the clip above for days in a queue, I am embarrassed that I am just seeing this powerful exchange now.
It is simply remarkable to watch and hear former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson make the clearest, strongest case for the full civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans — indeed, all Americans — that I have ever heard.
Fox’s Chris Wallace tried hard to trip up Olson, and that’s his job — but he just couldn’t do it.
Olson is a busy lawyer, with many more cases than this one to deal with — but would be great to have him on Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell.
Huge thanks to Ted Olson for the extraordinary role he is playing in reshaping the American civil rights environment.
— Steve Clemons