Yep, that’s right, for killing a FLY.
Washington – (AP) – The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he’s bedeviled by a fly in the White House.
PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.
“We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals,” PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”
Now, folks, this is ridiculous. 🙂
During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama’s conversation with correspondent John Harwood.
“Get out of here,” the president told the pesky insect. When it didn’t, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.
“Now, where were we?” Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.”
I’m with you, Mr. President. Get the sucker.
UPDATE: I missed this part. According to the New York Times, the White House is actually infested with flies. Very interesting. Without a doubt. they are leftover from the Bush administration. 🙂
Posted: 06.17.09 Updated: 06.29.09 @ 4:23 p.m.