Why I like Ace of Spades
Sometimes the testosterone cloud gets a little too intense for me, but overall it's worth it for moments like these:
The president's appearance [in Iraq] was interrupted by a man, apparently a journalist, who leapt to his feet and threw his shoe at the president, who ducked and thus narrowly missed being struck. Chaos ensued. The [man] threw a second shoe, which also narrowly missed the president.
The president was at no point injured and he brushed off the incident. "All I can report is it is a size 10."
The pool's Iraqi colleague said the man shouted, "This is a farewell kiss, dog."
Apparently the man and his family were arrested, his wife raped in front of him and then the entire family was thrown screaming into a wood chipper. Oh sorry, that's what would have happened if this brave Iraqi patriot had tried this during Saddam's reign.
No one likes to have their country invaded and patrolled by a foreign military, even if it's for a their own long term good but maybe this guy should think about why he suddenly is so courageous and who made that possible.
Playing down the incident, the president later added: "I don't know what the guy's cause is... I didn't feel the least bit threatened by it.
This is the the second classiest way for Bush to have handled it. The classiest way? Bush pulls a dagger out of his waistband and flings directly into the guy's heart and shoe chucker is dead before he hits the ground (which incidentally is exactly how Dick Cheney would have handled it).