hat tip Ed Brayton.
Newsweek is is reporting:
… that the president-elect is considering the appointment of the first openly gay chief of a military branch.
Bill White, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, is being backed by congressional and former military leaders to be the next secretary of the Navy. Among White’s vocal supporters are retired Gen. Hugh Shelton, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat whose district includes the newly renovated Intrepid museum which sits on an aircraft carrier in the Hudson River. Nadler says members of Obama’s transition team have reached out to him about White. “They’re clearly vetting him,” he tells NEWSWEEK.
Needless to say this will make any debate on the future of DADT much more interesting.
Apparently the rumor was first broken by the Moonie Times. You know,… the paper that is, as Ed Brayton puts it…
…owned by a fascist cult leader who openly says that when he rules the world the gays will be “purged.”