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Opening Arguments

At least he didn't eat it

Oh, for God's sake:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is taking heat from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after he killing a spider on his desk in front of a class of fourth graders.

In a video titled, 'Governor Christie Saves School Children From Spider,' his fearless spider-swatting skills are witnessed to cheers from his daughter, Bridget’s classmates after it caused a commotion on his desk.

He tells the children after delivering it a quick slap by his palm that it's just one of the many perks of being governor.

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The spider's lost life wasn't the first to raise eyebrows over at PETA.

In 2009 the organization was in an uproar after seeing a video of President Obama swatting a fly during a televised interview.

PETA labelled it an 'executive insect execution.'

In a way, it's hard not to admire people who are so consistently, fearlessly silly, but at some point being outrageous to get attention stops being effective. PETA has gotten to the point where it's just tiresome.