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Homobigot Duncan Hunter to run in 2008

Yesterday, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) announced that he’s going to run for president. The House Armed Services Committee chairman, who is vehemently opposed to the repeal of DADT, has not even allowed a hearing on the the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, which would lift the ban.

Steve Ralls of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and The Frontlines blog had a run-in with Hunter in March (My Date with Duncan Hunter):

Last night, Hunter was saluting a group of California veterans, just returned from the war, and when he left the stage, I approached him and asked, “Congressman Hunter, when will you allow Marty Meehan’s bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ out of committee?”

Hunter boastfully (at first) said service members did not want to serve with gays, and he would not mark up the bill. When I pointed out poll after poll showing overwhelming support for lifting the ban, he dismissed those polls as “not true.” And when I asked him to tell me that he at least saluted the sacrifice of gay service members in Iraq, appreciated their service and acknowledged their sacrifice for his freedom, he refused to do so. Instead, he refused to take my business card, turned his back and walked away.

I walked right along behind him.

And when I left the event for the evening, I said to Congressman Hunter very loudly “Shame on you for disrespecting the service of gay men and women in Iraq. Shame on you.”

What a piece of work this guy is. Troops getting blown away, day after day, but he won’t let trained, ready, openly gay people serve.

Why does Duncan Hunter hate America?

Hunter’s also the coauthor of the Secure Fence Act that was signed by the Chimperor last week — which authorizes the construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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