White House Press Secretary Dana Perino’s job got a little harder this week, what with the new task of convincing the public that it should consider the peaceful Iran NIE hostile. The lovely deathbot likes to take out her frustration on biased and/or dumb questioners during times like these, and today when some guy asked about AIDS research, she told him to “just stop it, stop it.”
The hostile dialogue was between Perino and Baltimore radio host Les Kinsolving, who, according to CBS News, “has a well-earned reputation for frequently asking oddball questions that are sometimes so outrageous, other reporters will leave the room.” So who knows where this was going — probably a bad, bad, place — but it’s fun to see Perino get all hot and bothered:
Q Two domestic questions. The Media Research Center — with the Centers for Disease Control’s statistics that HIV/AIDS in the U.S. is still a great deal higher among men who have sex with men —
MS. PERINO: Let’s move on to the next question. I’m not even going to dignify —
Q No —
MS. PERINO: I’m not, Les, unless you want to just move on altogether. What’s your next question?
Q All right. In major cities like Washington, Chicago and San Francisco, there are reports that gay bathhouses facilitate —Beverly Hills surgeon explains at home fix for crepey skin around the arms, legs, and stomach.
MS. PERINO: Okay, Keith, go ahead. Les, it’s inappropriate —
MS. PERINO: — to bring up those questions in the briefing room.
Q AIDS isn’t that —
MS. PERINO: Just stop it, stop it.
Perhaps Perino knows Kinsolving better than we do and could tell that his AIDS question would be about Iran.
Dec. 6 White House Press Briefing [White House]