President Obama Comes Out Against Flies

Today will be a big day for Barack Obama: he is set to reveal his plan to restructure banking regulation and he will also approve health care and other benefits for the same-sex partners of federal employees. Those are bold pieces of policy, but the President's most definitive move in the past 24 hours was against the insect world. During an interview with CNBC's John Harwood, a house fly consistently buzzed the President's head. He repeatedly swatted at the bug until he could finally take no more and killed the beast with one slap. "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it?" said the President. "I got the sucker. You want to get a shot of that?" With his Mr. Miyagi-esque fly-killing abilities, President Obama revealed yet another one of his many talents. The incident didn't go by without some controversy, as PETA officially condemned the President's actions with a statement: ""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."