The article you quoted says he asked if there was a commencement date, Leo said "same reply" he indicated he'd already told Martin they he didn't know what the commencement date was. Sounds like Kenny asked the same question. I have sympathy for the family in question but did Kenny expect their story to suddenly launch Leo into action? Would it really have been much better had Leo stood to say "same reply"?
He could have shown courtesy to the plight, never mind the person telling the story. Ignorant whelp.