In a sign of the technological times we live in, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sent a message via Twitter to pop singer Lady Gaga on Tuesday concerning a vote on the controversial military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Gay Veterans were my VMA dates. Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. CALL HARRY REID to Schedule Senate Vote
For those unfamiliar, VMA is short for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards (Gaga and escorts pictured above right).
So began a modern exchange over gay rights between a popular entertainment figure and one of the most powerful men in Washington:
Add it all up, and one of the most popular singers in America today attended a popular awards ceremony on Sunday escorted by gay veterans.
Two days later, she sent a tweet to her millions of followers including a picture of her with said escorts and a call to contact Reid about scheduling a vote to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Within two hours later, he responded back with great news having just Monday notified Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of his desire to bring this up for a vote next week.
Interesting how Washington works these days, isn't it?