“i intend to fulfill my commitment”

Last year, Sandy Tsao, an army officer based in St. Louis, Mo, told her superiors she was gay — a violation of the Don’t ask, Don’t Tell law. Tsao then wrote to President Obama, urging him to change the policy: “I do hope, Mr. President, that you will help us to win the war against prejudice.” In May, Tsao received a handwritten letter from the President with a pledge to repeal DADT:

Promise kept.

9 Responses to ““i intend to fulfill my commitment””

  1. 1 Hachikō
    December 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

    This President doesn’t make promises he won’t try to keep.

    • 2 Chi
      December 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

      But what’s even more amazing is that he not only wrote back, but also gave Ms. Tsao a heads up that it would take some time and would be done through congress…

      Finally, a President who treats the American people like adults even when they choose to act like insolent brats…

  2. December 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    When was the last time we’ve had a President like this??? I cant remember and Ive lived thru 8 of them!!!

  3. 4 Lovepolitics2008
    December 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Like Barbra Streisand said, President Obama has an open heart and an open soul. Add to that a brilliant mind. And a spine of steel.

    His integrity, sense of duty and compassion may make him a bit vulnerable in the corrupt political culture of Washington. But let’s not make any mistake: this President is exceptional.

    It warms my heart to think that the black community, who has suffered so much during more than two centuries, is given a wonderful gift: the first AA president will go down as one of the best EVER.

    We have a duty to work as hard as possible against all the forces who are trying to bring him down.

    • 5 majii
      December 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      The majority of my black friends and associates remain, like myself, solidly in the Obama Camp because we understand more than most how difficult it is for him to do his job. I’m glad you mentioned the history of blacks in this country because it is history that has given us our understanding and patience where the president is concerned. We know how slowly change comes, and how hard some in this country have to work to change almost anything.

  4. 6 Chi
    December 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    A man of his words…

    Thank you Mr. President!

  5. 7 Kelly
    December 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    So while marveling at Pres Obama’s beautiful penmanship I became curious about the last 2 presidents penmanship. Well fellow Obama diarists, all I can say is what a hot mess. Pres. Obama remains perfection. 🙂

    • 8 Sue in Minnesota
      December 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      Hey Kelly, I also have always appreciated President Obama’s handwriting. I think it is orderly and consistent, yet has a graceful, fluid quality to it. If analyzed, I’m sure it would reflect qualities, that we recognize and appreciate in him.

      As the saying goes, “God is in the details.”

  6. December 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    oh my goodness! I’ve been trying to find this via Google for days now. I remember this story and it was confirmation, for me, that Obama would definitely keep his promise.

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