Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "reporter" in the headline? I meant World Net Daily's Les Kinsolving.
Jake Tapper took full advantage of the situation, as would had I been there, only I wouldn't have let Mr. K off as easily.
[MR. CARNEY]: Let’s go to the back. Lester.
Q Oh, my goodness.
MR. CARNEY: Can you believe it? (Laughter.) I’m in the holiday spirit.
Q In the holiday spirit. The family research --
MR. CARNEY: Is everyone okay? (Laughter.)
Q The Family Research Council and CNS News both reported a 93-to-7 U.S. Senate vote to approve a defense authorization bill that, quote, “includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, but also repeals the military ban on sex with animals, or beastiality.” Does the Commander-in-Chief approve or disapprove of beastiality in our armed forces?
MR. CARNEY: I don't have any comment on -- I don't have any comment on that.
Let me go to another question.
Q Does the President believe this will be approved by all animal support groups, such as --
MR. CARNEY: Let’s get to something more serious. Yes, Jake.
Q You sure you don't want to ask Lester another question? Give him another opportunity? (Laughter.)
MR. CARNEY: I’ve learned my lesson, Jake. (Laughter.)
Q Just one --
MR. CARNEY: Lester, I think we’ll -- we’ll let everybody get a chance here.
Go ahead, Jake.
Q Are you sure you don't want to take any more questions on beastiality? (Laughter.)
Q You don't want to comment on that?
Classy, Les, really classy. And respectful! Let's not forget respectful. Where's Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum when you need him?
Someone really needs to tell Les that gayness is not synonymous with bestiality, just as Kinsolving is not synonymous with reporter.