The Prez is telling Leo that an African leader has suggested that AIDS isn't linked to HIV, it's linked to poverty. Leo says, "He was saying that prostitutes, migrant laborers, the ill educated, and victims of sexual abuse are more likely --" The Prez interrupts to say, "AIDS is caused by HIV. You just named a group of people that have a higher mortality rate across the board." Leo says that the Health Minister was clarifying earlier comments, and the Prez again notes that the Health Minister doesn't believe that HIV causes AIDS. Since at this point neither of them are sure what they're arguing about, the Prez changes the topic: "Did you see Sam get puréed last night on Capital Beat?" Leo smirks that he didn't see it, but he heard about it. The Prez says, "He got diced and sliced by a woman named Ainsley Hayes." Once again, "woman" is needlessly emphasized. This is really bugging me. The Prez says that he's read some of her columns, and says that they should hire her. Leo chuckles, "That'd be funny!" The Prez says he's serious. Leo asks, "You mean, as a joke on Sam?" The Prez says, "I mean we should hire her as a reality." Leo notes that Ainsley is a Republican. The Prez responds, "So are half the people in this country." "Well that half lost," Leo says. The Prez declares that "she's smart, she's not just carping. She feels a sense of something." A sense of something. Talk about credentials. Leo echoes my thoughts by asking, "Of what?" The Prez clarifies: "Of duty! Of civic duty." Heh, the President said, "duty." Leo asks the Prez how many of Ainsley's columns he read, and the Prez answers, "Three," but goes on to declare, "I can sense civic duty a mile away," as they troop into the mural room.
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