Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bush ducks size 10

Raw Story

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.

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