Like the Dish, Serwer finds it "kind of mystifying that homophobia remains enough of a litmus test for the Republican presidential nomination that Pawlenty would feel obligated to say he supports putting DADT back in place." Furthermore:
[T]here's no possible way to justify reinstating DADT using the reasons many opposed repeal, such as preventing chaos or distractions in the military during wartime. Could anything be more chaotic than repealing DADT for a couple of years, than abruptly reinstating it? All those servicemembers who had revealed their sexual orientation would have to be ejected.