December 15, 2008

Who throws a shoe?

A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference. Mr. Bush deftly ducked both shoes and seemed unflustered by the attack. He later quipped "All I can report is it is a size 10".

Here is a video of the incident, and President Bush's response to a reporter. In his level-headed response he talks about protester's attempts to garner attention, which this one certainly did.

I don't know if anyone else's mind went immediately to this, but mine did.


SeanH said...

Ha! Bush later quipped: "I don't know the guy, but I saw his sole!"

matt said...

I would have loved it if W responded, "That does it, all troops American troops in Iraq are to stand down immediately, return to base and prepare for immediate return to the US. How do ya like them apples you shoe throwing @^$&))&^$!?"

Anonymous said...

It's quite a different world where throwing shoes is a sign of disrespect rather then pulling out a gun!

Holly said...

I can't stop laughing!