Fly Strike Shows Another Side to Prez

No 'negotiation' in direct smack
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2009 6:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama’s precision fly-swatting has caught the nation’s attention—perhaps because it showed a surprisingly forceful approach, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. “Some Americans fear that President Obama is too prone to negotiation, comity and splitting the difference,” Dowd notes. “This moment didn’t involve any talking or therapy or charm or compromise or seminars.”

“If only the president could be so brazen about pushing through gay rights and health care,” Dowd writes.