The DADT Meeting, As It Leaks

Posted by Chris Geidner
October 26, 2010 6:58 PM |

There has -- thus far -- only been one peep from the White House "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" meeting that was to begin at 4:30 p.m. today. There will, doubtless, be much more about the "off the record" meeting in coming hours and days.

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder gets first dibs, though, tweeting:

President Obama dropped by today's White House meeting on DADT.....

A White House aide confirmed this, saying the president stopped by the meeting "to directly convey to the participants his personal commitment on this issue."

A person outside the White House familiar with the meeting agenda told Metro Weekly that there were three main points the White House was looking to impress upon attendees: (1) President Obama was pushing for lame-duck Senate action, (2) there would would more meetings up to the vote and (3) executive options are not being looked at right now.

The person was not attending the meeting, so it was not yet clear if the meeting went as planned or if further discussion changed the focus of the meeting.

Did the Obama drop-by go like this?

Probably not. Although, I saw the invite list. It could have happened.

Check back here for more to be added to this post throughout the evening.


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