Sunday, December 14, 2008

George W. Bush Shoe Incident

An end to Global Warming? Rainbows and unicorns fly out of President Elect Barack Obama's butt? Britney Spears finds a cure for cancer?

Surely something akin to these headlines is making news in the world today? Nope.

This is the top story on CNN:
(CNN) -- President Bush made a farewell visit Sunday to Baghdad, Iraq, where he met with Iraqi leaders and was targeted by an angry Iraqi man, who jumped up and threw shoes at Bush during a news conference.

Bush ducked, and the shoes, flung one at a time, sailed past his head during the news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his palace in the heavily fortified Green Zone.

The shoe-thrower could be heard yelling in Arabic: "This is a farewell ... you dog!" He was dragged out of the room, screaming.
Some jerk threw a pair of shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference in Iraq and this is the most important thing happening in the world right now? I gotta say though, President Bush moves pretty quick for an old guy. I don't think John McCain would have been able to duck that fast.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

So in thinking of a better headline I came up with:

"Bush finds Weapons of Mass Destruction."

KAP said...

Sigh. Now journalists will have to check their shoes at the door.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

And all this time I thought taking my shoes off at the airport three times was a waste of time.

Soyuz said...

I guess you are missing the point.

This incident symbolizes the start of the "legacy" jnr Bush is leaving behind. As the guy said - "Farewell... you dog!"

akanaume said...

i wonder how he managed to duck as if it was pre arranged that was fast Mr bush

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I think he should have caught it and thrown it back.

Jeff said...

His reaction is quick because he isn't hampered by reading or thinking.

SteeleOnSaipan said...

I'm sure Papa Bush has been throwing stuff at Junior for a long, long time.