Sunday, December 14, 2008

President Bush Dodges Two Shoes

Showing off some impressive reflexes, President Bush dodged two shoes hurled at him by an Iraqi journalist. The reporter, Muntazer al-Zaidi of Al-Baghdadia, yelled "This is the farewell kiss, you dog" [in Arabic] as he through his shoes. Bush was not hit by either, and seemed to laugh it off saying "All I can report is it is a size 10" after the fact. He also waved off his security who seemed to be about to whisk him out of the room. Props to Maliki who went for the block on the second shoe, but the shoe was to far off to the side for him to get a hand on it.

"The president successfully ducked both throws. Photos show him with his head down near the top of the podium...

"This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog," the journalist shouted (in Arabic), Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times reported in a pool report to the White House press corps.

Myers reported that the man threw the second shoe and added: "This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq."

Journalists at the scene said the hurler was Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reporter for Al-Baghdadia TV, an independent satellite channel based in Cairo.

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