BTW, welcome back Steve! I was hoping you wouldn't be gone for long. Peter Pace can pluck poultry, for all I care! It's hard to imagine a homophobe with the name "Peter".
General Pace may have been laying the groundwork for a post-military career in the Party of Jesus. Maybe he was staking out his claim as a pro-hatred bigot.
In any case, the reaction from political leaders that are not Fundamentalists, although later than I had wished, finally did occur.
I suspect that Hillary Clinton needed to run the idea through a few focus groups and/or marketing analysts, but once she found out that she would not lose too many voters, she did say that she disagreed with the General. I like decisive leadership that takes 3 days to respond to a yes or no question! And it was so reassuring to know that my existence had not inconvenienced the Senator too much.
Barack Obama either said the same a few seconds later or a few seconds before Hillary, depending on which account one trusts. By sheer coincidence I had just ordered a Barack Obama Tshirt before all of this fecal matter struck the room cooling apparatus. Once he repudiated the General I wore the shirt.
There was another Tshirt I had ordered for my lovely husband, the intellectual in our house, and it became the basis of a blog entry