Celebrities - on occasion - add their fame to various causes. Lady Gaga has taken up the fight against Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm very glad that Gaga has become involved with the cause, but after seeing her speech she gave in Maine today...I'm not sure it helped anything.
It most certainly didn't hurt anything that she stood up and called for the repeal of DADT, specifically calling out Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins. However, you could tell that the Lady was trying to find a middle ground between pop star and political activist. The speech vacillated between song lyrics and high school debate. Don't be fooled, however, because Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta had some real gems in her speech. When Stefani was speaking the speech worked. When Gaga took over...well, I just didn't feel the sentiment was appropriate for a political rally.
I think it ended up being a good first political speech, and Gaga just might be a fantastic advocate for minority and civil rights if she just gets Stefani to the podium more often than Gaga. Check out the full speech below and let me know how YOU felt about it.
UPDATE: The vote on DADT is scheduled for today, but a Republican filibuster could halt repeal until next year! Call your Senator (all the info can be found here) and ask for a VOTE! Senator John McCain has publicly stated he would lead a Republican filibuster on the repeal of DADT, and by extension a military spending bill. So, the Republicans-at-large want to punish our men and women of the armed services twice over. 1 by cutting funds and 2 by not letting them serve. #RIOTFORCHANGE!
Love and Lyte,