Good news for the beleaguered Hollywood paparazzi: LAPD Chief William Bratton opposes a new proposal to place restrictions on particularly aggressive photographers. In fact, he took time out of his daily workout to tell KNBC that the problem lies not with the paparazzi but with the bad girls they photograph — a salient point made amusing by Bratton's brusque verbiage and up-to-the-minute starlet savvy (preserved on video after the jump):

"If you notice, since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank god; and, evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don't seem to have much of an issue."

Someone's been refreshing Perez! While Bratton deserves credit for advancing the idea that a starlet "going gay" could actually help curb the paparazzi explosion, we think Lindsay Lohan is a mere drop in the bucket. No, if the lesbian army on Passions has taught us anything, it's that these sapphic starlets will need to expand their ranks to the dozens or more if they even have a hope of taking on the paparazzi head-to-head. Do we smell a rumble at the Home Depot parking lot on Sunset?