I'm sure everyone has seen this by now Click Here (huffingtonpost.com) yes George Bush had shoes thrown at him at a press confrence during his surprise visit to the Middle East. I have no idea how he dodged the first one. Say what you want about the guy, and I have no love for him, but I don't know if there is another president that could have dodged that.
I'm sure your take on this may vary depending where you stand on a lot of things, but I saw it as quite a show of anger towards US Policy.
Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastardWho throws a shoe? Really?
Sweet Austin Powers-reference.
I can't believe the Secret Service didn't kill the guy right there, especially since, oh...a guy tried to BLOW UP A PLANE with a shoe-bomb a few years ago and there was a shoe flying at the POTUS' head.
I was impressed with Bush's reflexes and follow-up comments.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
Here is what I thought was a pretty interesting take on it from the General Manager of WAVE-3 Louisville (wave3.com)
“You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face.” Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic’s “Manhunter”)
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Unless he's turned DPs with Briana Banks, in which case I'll consider changing my mind." (cfgb)
Originally posted by DrewDewceHere is what I thought was a pretty interesting take on it from the General Manager of WAVE-3 Louisville (wave3.com)
Interesting? Sure. But a bit too much "AMERICA FUCK YEAH" for me. (Although it should be said that he does have a point, in that the thrower would've been in deep shit under some other regimes for doing just that.)
Wonder if the symbolism was lost on Bush et al, if they remember why Iraqis were throwing their shoes at the Saddam statue before it came down.
The UK can feel free to add itself to a very long list of sovereign countries upon which this honour has been bestowed by the US. It's really one of those "Ah shucks, I'll bet you say that to all the countries" scenarios.