"After more than 50 years in the military and politics, I am still amazed to see how upset people can get over nothing. Lifting the ban on gays in the military isn't exactly nothing, but it's pretty damned close."
It took me quite a bit of searching to verify who that quote was from. I couldn't believe it at first, but as I read more, it made sense. It's Senator Barry Goldwater. After I figured that out, I spent a while on Wikipedia trying to figure out if there were any other possible Barry Goldwater that this quote could have come from. But no