PETA is all up in arms because Obama swatted a fly during a televised interview.
With all the crap going on, what with Iran and DOMA and the economy, someone at MSNBC thought that PETA's complaint warranted bandwidth. I cannot believe it.
I am all for animal cruelty laws and think that those who abuse animals should be treated as they treated those animals. But I draw the line at flies. And roaches. I could kill a fly or a roach every time I saw one and not make a serious dent in their total global population; hell, probably the population in my house, at least when it comes to roaches. Roaches are nasty little buggers that once they're in, are nearly impossible to be rid of.
My husband would add ants. Every ant is, in his opinion, a fire ant, and thus deserving to be gotten before it gets him.