Wednesday, June 17, 2009

'I Got the Sucker'

'I Got the Sucker'-During an interview with John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, President Obama was briefly, very briefly, disturbed by a buzzing fly.

And there was pro-fly reaction: “I got the sucker,” the president boasted after fatally slapping the critter on the back of his hand. That scene became an instant YouTube sensation — and almost as quickly prompted a complaint from the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.“Well, I guess it can’t be said that President Obama wouldn’t hurt a fly,” lamented Alisa Mullins of PETA on the organization’s blog. PETA announced that it would send over one of its “Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher” contraptions to the White House in the event of “future insect incidents.”

Insect incidents? Unethical treatment of a fly? Someone has way too much time on her hands.

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