This headline in the Chicago Tribune and, I'm sure, in many other places...
"Navy ship to be named for assassinated gay rights leader Harvey Milk"
Just imagine all the emails that will be heading home. "Hey, Mom, I just got assigned to a new Navy ship named after a queer."
Who do you suppose is responsible for naming multi-million expenditures of taxpayer dollars?
How did Harvey Milk's name get to the top of the list of names for new ships?
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, appointed by Obama in 2009, may be on the way out. Did he tell Congress in March that he'll leave his post in 2017. Couldn't he find any Navy heroes to name that ship after? Did he get ordered to name that ship after Milk?