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Flying Shoes

Alex at Neatorama thinks this was pretty neat:

During a news conference at his surprise visit to Iraq, President Bush showed great reflex by dodging a shoe thrown by an angry Iraqi journalist:

In the middle of the news conference with Mr Maliki, a reporter stood up and shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,” before hurtling his shoes at Mr Bush, narrowly missing him.

“All I can report is a size 10,” Mr Bush said according to the Associated Press news agency.

The shoe thrower was taken away by security guards and the news conference continued.

Correspondents called it a symbolic incident. Iraqis threw shoes and used them to beat Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after his overthrow.

My comment:

Afterwards the reporter said, “the best part was that after I threw shoes at Bush I wasn’t beaten, then forced to watch my children being raped and murdered as punishment, before being executed and left in the street as a warning to others.”

As a precaution, I took a screenshot:


The comment policy is somehow sourly amusing too:

Comments aren’t censored, but those that are abusive or off-topic may be edited or deleted.

I suppose throwing shoes at Alex would be fine, then.

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