Daily Show Applauds Our New Gay Army

Jason Jones reports... in short-shorts
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2011 6:22 AM CDT

The Daily Show reported on the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell last night with its customary level of sobriety and dignity. Which is to say, Jason Jones was wearing short-shorts and rubbing his belly under a too-small camouflage T-shirt. “The nightmare is real!” Jones declared, waving a martini glass high. “The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has turned our once-proud armed forces into a camouflage-thronged pansexual bacchanal! This isn’t an army of one, it’s an army of fuuuuun!”

Jones eventually cut the act and said that the repeal hadn’t really changed much. “It’s not like people that work in close quarters and count on protecting each other like family didn’t already know the deal,” he said. “Guess who was the commanding officer who broke the news to them? Captain Obvious.” Jon Stewart ended the segment with this heartwarming YouTube video of a gay soldier coming out to his dad, who promised to always love him. “What kind of monsters have unconditional love in their families?” he asked. “And how do I get my dad to have some of that?” (More Don't Ask, Don't Tell stories.)

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