As you no doubt have already heard, President Bush was at a news conference in Baghdad this weekend when an Iraqi journalist named Muntadar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at the President’s face. Yikes.
al-Zaidi was escorted from the room by Iraqi security guards, as were two other journalists who praised the shoe-throwing as courageous. Sure. That sounds about right. If you were to tell me about such an incident, my follow-up question to you would be “surely he was escorted from the room by Iraqi security guards, along with anyone who praised him as courageous?” That part all makes sense.
But, is it just me, or is President Bush SICK AT DODGING SHOES? Like, I don’t actually think he hired that guy to throw shoes at his face just so that he could show the entire world how gracefully he could dodge them, but the end result is the same. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets some highly lucrative shoe-dodging offers when he leaves office this January. I mean, I would be surprised, because that’s not something that exists. There’s no such thing as high lucrative shoe-dodging offers. But if there were, he would be getting them. Because of being the master of it. Imagine if he had been able to bring that agility and heightened awareness to the Oval Office? FOUR MORE YEARS.
Now, of course, we wait for the mash-ups.