Little Scottie could not resist a gentle jab at my buddy Les Kinsolving today.
Q Two brief questions on Capitol Hill, if I might.
MR. McCLELLAN: Brief I like. (Laughter.)
Q Okay. (Laughter.)
MR. McCLELLAN: Les, are you listening?
Q I’m listening very carefully. Intently. (Laughter.)
But it takes more than a gentle jab to stop Les from being the homophobic ass that he is.
Q Reuters, on page 1, The Washington Times, report from Atlanta that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported a new rise in HIV/AIDS and syphilis among homosexual men, who account for a majority of the more than 850,000 who have HIV. And my question, as Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, the President recognizes this as all the more reason to keep active, self-identified homosexual men out of the armed forces, doesn’t he?
MR. McCLELLAN: The President supports the current policy at the Department of Defense.