U.S. House votes to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' How'd the locals vote?


Ike Skelton likes his military straight.
  • Ike Skelton likes his military straight.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is closer to going bye-bye. The U.S. House voted 234-194 last night to do away with the policy that keeps gays and lesbians out of the military. So who among our local lawmakers who voted for the appeal and who voted against it?

Well, if you have a "D" behind your name, you probably voted to let gays and lesbians serve their country. If you have an "R," then you weren't so hot on the appeal (and you probably claimed that you wanted to see the results of the Defense Department's study). But there were exceptions.

Dennis Moore, the lone Kansas Democratic congressman, as well as

Missouri donkeys Russ Carnahan, William "Lacy" Clay Jr. and

Emanuel Cleaver all voted to repeal. That leaves one Democrat

missing: Ike Skelton. So the rally

in January to get Skelton to change his mind wasn't successful.


"No" votes are the usual cast of Republican characters. In Kansas,

Lynn Jenkins, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt. In

Missouri, Todd Akin, Roy

Blunt, Jo Ann Emerson and Blaine Luetkemeyer. Wait,

someone's missing.

Oddly, Sam Graves didn't cast a vote.

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