Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Creepy: flies love Obama
June 23, 2010 - 13:49 ET
GLENN: We just found some more pictures of the president with the fly and I just have to go back because, Pat, Stu brought his picture in. It's from the same press conference yesterday.
PAT: And the fly's in a different position. So it literally crawled across his face. Or maybe it just flew to a different location without him slapping it away.
PAT: I mean, it is absolutely in a different location.
GLENN: Does he have nerve endings in his face?
PAT: I don't know.
GLENN: Seriously. Have you ever had a fly walk across your face —
PAT: And you just left it there.
GLENN: And you left it there.
PAT: Yeah, whatever. Especially while you're giving a speech.
GLENN: Have you seen the websites that are popping up on this stuff? Here's one I like. The fellowship of the minds. These are — they've got to be just nuts, you know, blog sites, but listen to this. Obama flies and bees. What is it with Obama and flying insects? During the 2008 campaign, an LA Times reporter assigned to follow Obama described the following scene. On one hot summer afternoon in Iowa — this is LA Times from the campaign: Obama was flipping burgers at a backyard barbecue in what the campaign hoped would be an exquisite photo opportunity. A fly began circling his head and then more flies. Pretty soon flies were swarming him. It was awful to watch.
PAT: Okay. All right.
GLENN: Then on June 16th, 2009, Obama was being interviewed in the White House. A fly kept buzzing around his head. How does a fly get in the White House? What are you talking about? Through the door or the windows. Well, they're secret commando flies. What a ridiculous thing, without a moment's hesitation, Obama killed the fly with his hand.
I have to tell you, I've never seen anybody do that. Oh, boy. They go into how it's Lord of the Flies, he may be the Lord of the Flies. Yesterday, May 16th, comes an even more bizarre incident. Eric Zimmerman of the hill reports that a swarm of bees, thousands of bees hovered as... the bees know... hovered as Obama tried to leave the White House to play basketball at Fort McNair.
PAT: Remember that? That was just two weeks ago, maybe.
STU: It's happening fast.
PAT: Now, if this was George W. Bush, wouldn't even we be talking about that? The rat, okay, the bees, the flies. I mean, the left will be dismissing this entirely, but we would be talking about it.
STU: We know the truth.
PAT: We know the truth.
GLENN: Dominick, can you zoom in here on Camera 4 and show this? This was weird, too. I've never seen this, either. A rat comes across. We'll have this video on tonight. Right here is a rat, and it runs to the president, across at the speech.
PAT: Kind of scurried back and forth, too.
GLENN: Yeah, it was really freaky. Not as freaky as a fly landing on his face and then crawling around and him ---
PAT: Doing nothing about it.
GLENN: Doing nothing about it.
STU: By the way, the New York Times has reported that flies are swarming the White House. Quote, actual flies are swarming the place and Obama has come to now chasing down flies in the Oval Office with his briefing papers to smack them.
GLENN: When was this printed?
STU: Last year. It's happening fast, everyone.
GLENN: The flies know. The flies — he's Dr. Doolittle.
[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]