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Obama Stops Speech to Lecture Heckler; Watch the Video Inside

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - President Obama encountered a familiar face at a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer in San Francisco.

During the president's speech last night, a heckler shouted out, "Move faster on 'Don't ask, don't tell,'" referring to the policy barring openly gay and lesbian troops from military service.

Just this week, Congressional and military leaders agreed legislators would pass a measure calling for a repeal of the policy, once the Pentagon finishes a year-long review.

Mr. Obama recognized the man, who appears to have gone to a lot of effort to make his point.

The following is the transcript; the link to the video is below:

Mr. Obama: And so we had to move fast and that's what we did. On day one, we took the reins and we said we are going to make sure we don't slip into a Great Depression.

Heckler: Move faster on "Don't ask, don't tell!

Audience: (boos) Yes we can! Yes we can!

Mr. Obama: It's good to see you again. I have to say, you know I saw this guy down in L-A, at a Barbara Boxer event about a month and a half ago. Two points I would like to make. One, he should -- I hate to say this -- but he really should buy a ticket to -- if he wants to demonstrate -- buy a ticket to a guy who doesn't support his point of view. And then you can yell as much as you want there.

The president also pointed to the recent developments on "Don't ask, don't tell," suggesting his heckler read a newspaper -- and be patient. Mr. Obama moved onto the rest of his speech after saying, "Come on man. I'm dealing with Congress here. It takes a little bit of time."

There's no guarantee that the measure Congress and the military agreed upon would pass and become law.

Watch the video by clicking here

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