PBS News Hour: Aaron Belkin on the State of the Union
"It's historic for the president of the United States to mention military discrimination against gays and lesbians in the State of the Union address. And so in a sense this was a very profound moment. What everyone's waiting to see, however, is whether this is followed by a concrete plan and actual legislative program to stop firing gays and lesbians. ... The problem with last night's pledge to work with Congress to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' is that he doesn't have the votes in the Senate, and so it remains to be seen if talk will be followed by action."