Transcript of White House press briefing from February 12, 2010:
Q As the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America, what is the President’s reaction to the New York Post report that because the Scouts have a policy similar to our armed forces, “New York institutions are barring scouts from meeting or recruiting in all public schools”?
MR. GIBBS: I have not seen the New York Post report and can have somebody —
Q Well, does he think that it’s fair for them to cut the Scouts out of this? How does he support — does he disagree with the Scouts or what? (Laughter.)
MR. GIBBS: Where are you on this, Lester? Are you — is this —
Q Nowhere. (Laughter.)
MR. GIBBS: Yes, I do know where.
Q I support the Scouts. Do you support the Scouts?
MR. GIBBS: My son is — we’re constructing the pinewood derby car as we speak. (Laughter.)
Q He’s a Scout, your son is a Scout?
MR. GIBBS: He is, and I think he’s going to be disappointed if his car doesn’t do well, but his father tends to be constructionally challenged.
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