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  •  Patrick Murphy (5+ / 0-)

    is one of my heroes.  I am a gay disabled Vietnam veteran.  I have worked for the right of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US military for decades.  I knew Patrick Murphy was a uniquely talented person the first time I saw him on C-Span.  He is truly my brother and I admire him so very much for his major role in getting DADT repealed and for his Progressive politics.  Bravo Patrick Murphy.

    •  I know (2+ / 0-)

      Seeing him lose is simply heartbreaking.  If there is one saving grace, he did manage to get DADT repealed.  And btw, thank you for your service.  I'm a gay law student and I cannot tell you how many of those military cases I have read (all of them going against gays and lesbians) that just totally depressed me.  

      •  I honor you for your work (1+ / 0-)
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        and your choice of career.  Unlike many, I have mostly great praise for those who make law their profession.  My undergraduate degree is Pre-Law/Political Science.  I applied to Northeastern School of Law in the early '90's.  I was interviewed but did not have quite a high enough LSAT score (competition was tough).  I have since  won a personal lawsuit and have successfully appealed a VA "Service connected Disability" denial all the way to the Federal Appeals Court with the help of a fantastic Pro Bono Law Group in Washington D.C.

        I wish you success and personal and professional satisfaction in your career.

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