Great moments in decisive leadership: Chris Christie, spider man

Wherein the governor of New Jersey smacks down a spider, and is applauded by everyone except PETA:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has received flack in the past for delivering his smackdowns. But the political figure received some heat from PETA this weekend for laying a palm-faced smackdown on an itsy-bitsy spider before a group of fourth graders.

The “thoughtless” act delivered by the Governor was uploaded onto YouTube and later shared by Christiewho Tweeted, “Earlier today I saved a few school children from a spider #nobigdea #toughdayattheoffice.”

Christie, who smashed (and subsequently killed the spider – RIP), was meeting with his 4th grade daughter’s class when the incident had occurred.

“He probably did it without thinking,” said PETA president Ingrid Newkirk to Talking Points Memo. “Some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary to people, and that can prevent them from pondering their worth.”

See the video below.

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