Lady Gaga gave a speech about DADT the other day. Sure, Lady Gaga. Do what you want to do. It's cool that she is supporting a political cause and tons of people will follow her blindly off a cliff no matter what she advocates, but it's hard for normal people to take a podium performance seriously from a meat-dress wearing, loose-associating caricature.
DADT is a hot-button issue, with real stakes, and real constitutional conflict. Should we really entrust the campaigning for or against to a glasses-wearing cartoon who speaks like a robot (and sometimes like an angry robot)? Not to mention, her speech isn't exactly award winning in structure, organization, pacing, or total cohesion. But whatever. You can decide for yourself.
A sample: "Equality is the prime rib of America. But because I'm gay, I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of beef my country has to offer".
Should have stayed speechless (Yes, that was an "I'm familiar with Lady Gaga songs" joke). Whatever, she's still better than that auto-tuned compost heap Ke$ha. -joe puglisi