WND AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Grilling IRS and arming pilots
Given 2 hot questions, Bush spokesman deflects one, answers one
Posted: June 11, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT!
By Les Kinsolving
At yesterday's daily White House news briefing, I asked Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fleischer:
FLEISCHER: Lester, I'm not familiar with the specific case, and these questions are decided by the people involved.
My second question was:
FLEISCHER: Lester, the President thinks that there should be one standard, and that is public safety. And that is why he signed that measure in Texas, to enhance public safety. And that is why relying on the security experts who came to the conclusion that allowing airline pilots to carry weapons aboard airplanes would not represent public safety, and so he supported that recommendation.
Q: Air marshals carry them.
This Fleischer answer raises another question (which I was unable to ask, being limited to two): "Were there in all Texas no gun-control-advocating scientists who objected to concealed-weapons carrying, or were just such Texans less important than Democrats Norm Mineta and John McGaw of the Bush administration?"
Les Kinsolving is WorldNetDaily’s White House correspondent and a talk-show host for WCBM in Baltimore.
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