Obama vs. The Fly Round II

You may recall this incident from last year during an interview between the President and CNBC’s John Harwood:

Well, that fly may have met his doom but today it was all about the one that got away:

He may be the commander-in-chief, but President Obama apparently has no power to control a lowly fly.

During an event on Tuesday in the East Room of the White House to promote his new health care law, Mr. Obama was repeatedly pestered by the fly. He swatted away at it, to no avail, remarking impromtu that he had once “caught one of those.”

Mr. President, there’s one of you and at least a trillion of them. You pretty much got lucky the first time.

FILED UNDER: Barack Obama, Politicians, Quick Takes, US Politics
Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.