In his surprise final visit to Iraq this weekend, President Bush got an unusual reminder of his lack of popularity.
They were about a size 10.
An Iraqi journalist throw his shoes at Bush during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Bush ducked both throws and neither leader was hit.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino suffered a black eye from a microphone that hit her in the ensuing chaos.
The shoe-thrower was wrestled to the ground and taken away. In Arab culture, throwing shoes is a grave show of disrespect.
After U.S. troops pulled down a statue of former dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraqi bystanders tossed shoes at it, according to news reports at the time.
Sorry about the shiner, Dana. It's a small price to pay for being that asshole's mouthpiece.
Bush has been ducking reality for the last eight years. A shoe is easy.
I just saw the video on TV. If Bush hadn't ducked, both shoes would have got him right in the kisser. Props to the thrower for accuracy, if not for speed.