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.
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.