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At White House press briefing, reporter asks if Obama approves of bestiality

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Carney takes questions on Dec. 5, 2011. (AP)

At White House press briefings, you don't normally hear questions about bestiality. Today was not normal.

On Monday, press secretary Jay Carney fielded an unusual question from World Net Daily reporter Lester Kinsolving.

Via the official White House transcript:

KINSOLVING: 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 [sic]." Does the commander-in-chief approve or disapprove of beastiality [sic] in our armed forces?

CARNEY: I don't have any comment on--I don't have any comment on that. Let me go to another question.

KINSOLVING: Does the President believe this will be approved by all animal support groups, such as--

CARNEY: Let's get to something more serious.

Carney then called on ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, who didn't let Carney off the hook that easily:

TAPPER: You sure you don't want to ask Lester another question? Give him another opportunity? (Laughter.)

CARNEY: I've learned my lesson, Jake. (Laughter.)

KINSOLVING: Just one--

CARNEY: Lester, I think we'll--we'll let everybody get a chance here. Go ahead, Jake.

TAPPER: Are you sure you don't want to take any more questions on beastiality [sic]? (Laughter.)

Kinsolving, a talk radio host, is notorious for his grilling of White House press secretaries, and Carney knew what he was getting into when he called on him.

"Can you believe it?" Carney asked a laughing press corps after calling on Kinsolving. "I'm in the holiday spirit."

Via: Jennifer Bendery

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