President of the Flies

posted by Stal on 2009.06.17, under Stal
17:

(as mentioned at lunch)

This morning in a press conference for financial markets regulatory reform, Obama showed that though he had Rahm around to do his dirty work,  he too could lay the smackdown.

“Get out of here,” the commander-in-chief ordered a fly that was buzzing him during the interview.

The insect ignored the presidential order.

Obama waited for the fly to land and then, in one swift blow, smacked it dead.

“That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it?” Obama asked interviewer John Harwood. “I got the sucker.”

Here is the PETA statement on Obama’s actions: “He isn’t the Buddha, he’s a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.”

[ Via USA Today ]

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