DAN CHOI GETS HIS RING BACK…. In July, there was a striking moment at the Netroots Nation conference. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) personally pledged to Lt. Dan Choi that he would work to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that led to Choi’s discharge.

At the time, Reid accepted Choi’s West Point ring, but promised to give it back. “When the bill’s signed, I’ll keep it safely and then give it back to him,” the senator said.

At an event in Reid’s office this afternoon, Reid kept his promise and returned the ring to its rightful owner.

Steve Benen

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