what does "basket"mean? a basket to carry a body?!!!
Jack Price was being cagey. He didn't want to show preference toward any mortician, and when Dr. Burkley requested his advice he stalled. "Well, you can get a casket from a military installation or a private home," he answered noncommittally. Burkley said, "We just want a casket or a basket—something you can carry a body out with." Steve Landregan passed by, and Clint Hill caught his arm. "We've got to get a casket," Clint told him. Price said to Steve, "Hold up; they haven't decided what they want yet." The President's physician was becoming impatient. "Just get us one as fast as you can," he said grittily. Still evasive, Price inquired, "What kind should I ask for?" Exasperated, Burkley said, "I don't give a damn! Just get one!" "Get one," Price echoed to Steve.