Revealing her political poker face, a very conservative Lady Gaga stepped up to the podium at a Maine rally to push for legislation to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars gays from serving openly in the military.
In true patriotic style, Lady Gaga proclaimed, “I thought equality was non-negotiable, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is wrong, it’s unjust and fundamentally it is against all we stand for as Americans.”
The flamboyant pop star tactfully chose to address the crowd in Portland, Maine, because the rally was designed to put pressure on the state’s two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, to support a vote on Tuesday on the bill allowing the repeal of DADT, which is currently being blocked by Senate Republicans.
Her address, titled “The Prime Rib of America,” is part of a flurry of activity from the outspoken icon aimed at supporting the repeal of DADT through pressure on Congress, including this video released last week.
But will Congress go gaga for Gaga?