N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Squashes Spider

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was hosting a group of school children in his office when the spider appeared. Christie did not grant it a pardon. He joked it was one of the perks of being governor — you can kill critters on your desk without getting into trouble.

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New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, was hosting a group of school children in his office when a spider appeared. Christie did not grant it a pardon. Kids laughed and cheered as he gave it the smack-down. Christie joked it's one of the perks of being governor - you can kill critters on your desk without getting into any trouble. Well, not completely true. The animal rights group PETA issued a statement criticizing what they called a thoughtless act.

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