PETA, the president and the fly
We just knew the minute the presidential hand came down and sealed the fate of a fly that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals would have something to say.
In case you missed it, President Obama was doing an interview with CNBC correspondent John Harwood when a fly no longer content to be on the wall dived into the conversation. This was not a run-of-the-mill, easily ignored, puny house fly. It was a big one -- a loud, annoying buzzer that commanded attention. Obama at first tried to shoo and order it away. The fly did not obey. So the patient president waited for it to land, then, in a great show of defense, smashed the sucker.
Good for him.
Yeah. Good for him. He swatted a fly. Give him a medal. Sing his praises. Reserve a hillside near the Washington Monument for his statue.
Surely they don't mean "good for him." He ... swatted ... a ... freaking ... fly.
For the love of God.