Ordinarily we’re all for PETA protests seeing as they invariably involve hired strippers and full frontal nudity.
For that alone, we tend to give this organization the benefit of the doubt. What can we say, people? It’s a meritocracy around here …
Of course there is a limit to even our understanding, as evidenced by the PETA (that’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) response to General Secretary Barack Obama’s senseless slaughter of a musca domestica during a CNBC interview Tuesday.
From the AP:
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 …”
… Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama’s voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.
Still, “swatting a fly on TV indicates he’s not perfect,” Friedrich said, “and we’re happy to say that we wish he hadn’t.”
Wait … there are plenty of reasons why Obama is light years from perfection, but swatting a friggin’ house fly is not one of them. In fact, Republicans should note of how “The One” patiently waited for the fly to settle before administering his swift justice.
Now if only we could get him to do that to another pesky insect.
Of course, if it was a gay fruit fly … obviously we’d see the political incorrectness of it all.
Or Bono’s “Fly …” which nobody better ever swat!