I heard an interview with Ken Buck on NPR recently, and he did not back off his decision to not prosecute one bit. Obviously there may be more to the story tending to legitimize his decision; but if so, why hasn’t Buck fought back at all, considering that is has become a legitimate issue in Colorado? I’m definitely bugged by this, taken in combination with some other Buck actions mentioned in the article.
In the same interview, Buck was asked for his thoughts on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He was fairly noncommittal in his response, saying he’d like to see what the highly anticipated report would show. The interviewer then asked Buck whether he would favor repeal if the report showed that repealing the policy would not negatively impact the armed forces. Buck said he would “certainly look at that” but said that there were obviously “other factors” at play. The interviewer poignantly asked the obvious question: what other factors? Buck said he did not know what the other factors were, and left it at that. Interesting.