Surely Ari Fleischer expected to be hounded, pestered and pursued
when he accepted a job as President Bush's press secretary - but not,
perhaps, by the general public. Now, barely three months into his
tenure, this regular guy from Westchester, NY has entered the exclusive
province of mega-stars like Madonna, David Letterman and Jodie Foster,
with his very own stalker.
Seems Fleischer arrived home on April 9 and found 31-year-old Mei-Ling
Lin standing outside his front door. Though the two had apparently never
met, Lin insisted they were friends. She then reportedly began making
'bizarre sounds' when Fleischer went inside and shut the door.
For the next two weeks Lin followed and harassed Fleischer. The
Cambridge, MA native was finally arrested at 11pm on April 24 after
refusing to stop ringing Fleischer's doorbell.
In a related story, Lin has yet to comment on the honorary membership
offered her by the White House Press Corps.