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Gibbs Gets Lady Gaga Questions

The White House press corps is all over Lady Gaga. Um, what I mean is, they’re asking questions about her in the White House briefing room. Lady Gaga. She of course recently became a leader in the movement to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.

Just what the gay rights movement needs.

Here’s the FIRST exchange on the matter.

Q    Two questions on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”  First of all, we know that she’s been pushing out and extending her hand in conversation to senators, but has Lady Gaga reached out to this White House on “don’t ask, don’t tell”?  She’s a part of this now.

GIBBS:  I do not — she has not called me.  I don’t know the answer to that.  I have not heard — in all seriousness, I’ve not heard of — I’ve not heard that.

Q     Can you name one song that she’s written?

MR. GIBBS:  Yes, but I not dare going to do it on camera.

Lady Gaga prepares backstage to take questions from the press.
An excited Robert Gibbs begins doing the "Press Secretary Shuffle" while singing the Lady Gaga hit "Bad Romance."

The intrepid press corps was not finished. Because this is Lady Gaga we’re talking about here.

Q   Do you think that Lady Gaga actually did more to help pass this bill this week than the White House?

MR. GIBBS:  No, because we wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for the President, David.

Q    Robert, two questions.

MR. GIBBS:  Hold on —

Q    I’m sorry, I thought you were —

Q    — talking about Lady Gaga.

MR. GIBBS:  Have you ever heard me give an answer that short?

Q    No.

MR. GIBBS:  Well, there’s your answer.  No, David, we wouldn’t be doing — we wouldn’t be taking on these issues if it weren’t for the President.  This was — this is an issue that passed the House because of the President and this administration’s work and the work of many members in Congress.

Lady Gaga. Gaga.