Discharged Arab linguist Dan Choi protests DADT outside Obama fundraiser

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Dan ChoiHundreds of people protested DADT outside the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills yesterday evening where President Barack Obama was holding a Democratic fundraiser. Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point grad and Arab linguist who was recently discharged for coming out on the Rachel Maddow Show, spoke to the crowd:

Obama failed to acknowledge the protesters, except as a throw away line at the fundraiser as reported in the NY Times:

A gaggle of sign-waving [DADT] protesters milled around outside The Beverly Hilton, the sprawling hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. They must have caught the president’s eye when he arrived at the hotel from an earlier stop in Las Vegas because he relayed one of their messages to the crowd.

“One of them said, “Obama keep your promise,’ ” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about.”

This morning Choi also appeared on MSNBC with David Shuster discussing his discharge.

Post by ILO on 05/28/09 at 12:05 pm