Via CNS News:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to White House Press Secrtary Jay Carney rebuking him for "flippantly" dismissing a question he was asked at Monday's press briefing about last week's Senate vote approving a bill that would repeal the military's ban on bestiality.HERE is a link to the letter. In related news, Senator John McCain is clueless about his own vote in support of bestiality in the military. Apparently, in addition to the al-Qaeda backed Libyan rebels being McCain's heroes, he voted to make sex with animals in the military legal.
PETA has also written to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking him to make sure that language is added to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to prohibit both bestiality and cruelty to animals.
A provision in the Defense authorization bill that passed the Senate last week by a 93-to-7 vote would strip the provision from the UCMJ that currently prohibits sodomy and bestiality.
In a letter to Carney, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told the White House spokesman that the animal rights group was upset that Carney laughingly dismissed a reporter's question asking about the commander-in-chief’s position on bestiality.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that he did not know that the 926-page Defense Department authorization bill that came through his committee and was approved by the Senate last week on a 93-to-7 vote included a provision that would repeal the military’s ban on sodomy and bestiality if the bill becomes law.
CNSNews.com asked McCain: “Senator, did you read the Defense authorization bill that was passed last week? Were you aware of the language that repealed the ban on sodomy and bestiality?”
“On what?” McCain replied.McCain proceeded to say he read the bill. Uh, John, saying you voted in support of bestiality in the military AFTER asserting that you read the bill is probably a bad move. At this point, it's probably better that you profess you DIDN'T read it. Think it's time for McRino to resign?
Here is the exchange between Kinsolving and Carney that spawned PETA's letter. Maybe all of those reporters in the press pool who were on the same page as Carney should apologize to Kinsolving. His question was indeed legitimate.