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Boxers Or Briefs? Stupid Question, Gingrich Says

July 13, 1995 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Newt Gingrich is keeping his underwear to himself, thank you very much.

After the taping Thursday of an MTV show, ``Newt: Raw″ _ in which the House speaker went over his positions at length on student loans, welfare and other subjects for a panel of young people _ a television reporter asked, ``Boxers or briefs?″

Gingrich, R-Ga., was not amused.

``That is a very stupid question, and it’s stupid for you to ask that question,″ he barked.

The same question was put to President Clinton last year at an MTV forum. His answer, after a moment’s pause: ``usually briefs.″