Quote of the Day: Gays in the Military

| Tue Jun. 8, 2010 4:34 PM EDT

From Rep. Ike Skelton (D–Missouri), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on why he doesn't want to end the ban on openly gay soldiers in the military:

What do mommas and daddies say to a seven-year-old child about this issue? I don't know. I think it would be a family issue that would concern me the most ... What they might see in their discussions among the kids.

WTF? Skelton thinks seven year olds are asking their parents about whether gays can serve in the military? What planet is this guy from?