Has he ended that stupid "don't ask don't tell" policy yet?
Not yet, but he has reaffirmed that he will do so soon. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs posted a video on the Change.gov website stating in no uncertain terms that the policy will be ended:
On Friday, however, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, responding on the transition team's Web site to a Michigan resident who asked if the new administration planned to get rid of the policy, said:Obama will end 'don't ask' policy, aide says
"You don't hear politicians give a one-word answer much. But it's 'Yes.' "
Gibbs later clarified that it won't get done right away:
Gibbs on Wednesday expanded on his answer, saying, "There are many challenges facing our nation now and the president-elect is focused first and foremost on jump-starting this economy.
Obama aide: Ending 'don't ask, don't tell' must wait
"So not everything will get done in the beginning but he's committed to following through" with ending the policy against being openly gay in the military.
We'll see how long it takes. Hopefully it won't take much longer than it took for him to find an exception to his own new lobbyist policy.
(To clarify, I have mixed feelings about the whole Bill Lynn issue. On the one hand, I think the new lobbyist rules are a good start, even if he doesn't completely follow them, and I think he must have a good reason for wanting Lynne in the Pentagon despite the conflict. On the other hand it just doesn't look good and I think he risks losing some of his credibility over something that just might not be worth it.)