He may not have the best political legacy in the history of American Presidents, but he apparently has the best reflexes…
Yeah that is a total insult in that country or what once a country before US attacked in the name of Peace Oh and oil.
Guess all those years of ducking questions from Congress and reporters has proven to be rather helpful to Mr. Bush
Secret Service was pretty slow, one of them should have been able to throw himself at the second shoe.
Bush should of thrown his shoe back at the guy. That wouldve made my day.
Can you imagine what ran thru the Secret Service’s minds?
He threw a shoe… it didn’t blow up… if we shoot they’ll ALL hate our guts… B.S.O.D. brain has encountered a serious error… report this error to Microsoft YES… NO…
Damn Bush got some reflexes, apparently they can’t think of a better insult then to throw shoes at people.
Questions for the secret service:
- Shouldn’t you have jumped in front of that shoe?
- Shouldn’t you have jumped in front of that second shoe?
- Second shoe = the one thrown after being removed from foot after first shoe was thrown.
- Let’s say people had three feet. Would you have allowed a third shoe to fly unimpeded?
- While the shoe was in the air, were you like, “Oh, its just a shoe.”
- Same question about the second shoe.
- Do you think this is funny, “Throw a shoe at me once, shame on–you. Throw a shoe–you throw a shoe, you can’t throw a shoe again.”
- Is there not “protection training” for lunatics launching objects?
- Let’s say there isn’t training for that–but do they tell you that if someone does throw (or shoot) something to be on the alert in case they want to repeat this behavior?
- Where were you?
BONUS QUESTION: Do you think the Iraqis want us there? (Hint: their journalists are throwing their shoes at Bush)
Taken from: 236.com/blog/w/jon_friedman/ … _10713.php
It would have been more funny if one of the shoes hit him.
Shoe throwing right-hander impresses the scouts…
In their latest bid to beef up their pitching rotation for the 2009 season, the New York Yankees today signed Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi to a three-year deal worth $32 million.
The right-handed al-Zeidi, 28, impressed the Yankee scouts with his performance in Baghdad yesterday when he threw both of his shoes at President George W. Bush.
While neither of the shoes hit their target, both throws “had great velocity and good movement,” said Yankee owner Hank Steinbrenner.
“The first shoe was high and outside but the second one was right down the middle,” Mr. Steinbrenner said.
The Yankee boss said that he was also impressed with Mr. al-Zeidi’s fighting spirit when Secret Service agents tackled him.
“That could come in handy when we have a series with Boston,” he said.