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Posted at 6:23 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Quoted: Dan Choi not bothered about White House non-vite

By The Reliable Source

Dan Choi (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)



"It doesn't bother me that I'm not invited to the bill signing. Service is sacrifice, not glory."





-- Dan Choi, outspoken advocate for the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, in a Monday tweet. The White House doesn't plan a signing until Wednesday, so... hint, hint? "If the commander in chief wants me there, I'd certainly report for duty," he told us in an email. The former Army officer and combat vet, hospitalized last week after a breakdown, said he's "back on my feet" but "exhausted."

By The Reliable Source  | December 20, 2010; 6:23 PM ET
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His cause was rigtheous and I'm very glad DADT finally has been repealed, but Dan Choi is a megalomaniac given to histrionics.

His behavior toward Harry Reid at the Net Roots convention, refusing to say anything other than "I'm going to hold you accountable." -- was obnoxious.

His "break down" last week was faked.

And his grandiloquent statement here that "Service is sacrifice not glory" are so falsely modest as to make me vomit.

Tens of thousands of ANONYMOUS service members and activists have suffered much more than Choi under DADT for 17 years.

Good riddance Choi.

Posted by: paul65 | December 21, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

And now Paul, thanks in large part to that aforementioned histrionics inducing meglomaniac, those service members won't have to any longer.
wrt Harry Reid, you know full well that someone like Reid needs to have his feet held to the fire even for a worthy cause like repealing DADT - sometimes one NEEDS to be obnoxious. Re his "grandeloquent" statement - you may very well be right, but c'mon "makes me want to vomit"? really?
Finally, unless you have access to his medical records are you really in a position to comment about whatever breakdown he might have had?

Posted by: overed | December 21, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Oh, come on Paul. Where's your compassion? The man was involuntarily committed for treatment. That means others were worried about his mental state.

Walk a mile in his shoes?

He has done much to advance this cause & deserves respect.

Posted by: dadada | December 21, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

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