There's a Baltimore radio commentator named Lester Kinsolving who often gets the last question at White House briefings with press secretary Ari Fleischer. Kinsolving's questions are rarely dull, and Fleischer rarely answers them with more than a yes or a no. Here's a transcript of today's exchange -- I think it's the first time anybody has said the word "necrophilia" during a White House briefing:
QUESTION: The Raleigh News and Observer reports another notable speech in North Carolina where Tipper Gore called for what she termed, quote, "ripping up of our armed force's policy of don't ask, don't tell," and "We cannot rest until Congress adopts federal hate crime legislation that includes sexual orientation, period." And my question, is the president giving any consideration to such a ripping up of the don't ask, don't tell, or for hate crime legislation, including all sexual orientations, like S&M and necrophilia and that sort of thing?
FLEISCHER: No. There's no change in the president's position. Thank you.