Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Size 10 Idiot

This story is all over the Internet. But it is just too full of irony and poetic justice not to post.

Man Throws Two Shoes at Bush in Iraq
"This is a farewell kiss, you dog!" shouted the protester in Arabic, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.
Bush ducked both shoes as they whizzed past his head and landed with a thud against the wall behind him.
"It was a size 10," Bush joked later.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/14/bush-visits-iraq-for-fina_n_150832.html

Bush's comment, of course, shows that he has no realization of the culture that he is dealing with. You do not even show the bottoms of your shoes to someone, unless it is to insult them. It is like rubbing the other person's nose in filth, in shit. And throwing your shoes at someone is the ultimate sign of contempt. But of course, Bush just tries to laugh it off. Like the complete insensate limb he is.

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4 comments:

Collin Kelley said...

I wish the shoe had at least clocked him in the head and given him a minor concussion.

Peter said...

Collin: HAHAHAHA! Yes. I have heard the new message from Homeland Security is "Please remove your shoes."

~ said...

Peter,

What amazed me in the video was how out of it his secret service people were. Did you notice that the guy had time to throw 2 shoes before anyone really even moved? I tend to think they may have been the ones egging the guy on... ;-)

Bizarre. And a perfect way to end his presidency, with a 2 show salute.

~ said...

and make that "two-shoe" salute.

There will be no shows for poor presidencies...

(hee hee-- my word verification was "pair ap") perfect shoe word!