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Bush Shoe Throw Grave Insult

Filed under: Politics,World — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 10:21 am 2008 December 17

Duck. Duck. Bush.

Duck. Duck. Bush.

Bush Shoe Throw Grave Insult? If you haven’t been following the news lately, there was a press conference in Iraq. The secret service makes sure the attendees are completely free of any kind of conventional weapons. But that doesn’t include shoes. So an Iraq national took off his shoes and started hurling them at the lame duck President. So what now? Will future press conferences require participants to remove their shoes? -And would they catch the errant shoe anyway? Maybe everybody should just walk around naked with a chip in their ear.

Does anyone find this a little silly? Most major media outlets are reporting that, in the Arab World, throwing a shoe is a “grave insult.” What does that mean? If he threw his laptop PDA, phone, balled up socks, or anything else, it is less of an insult in the Arab world? –or any world for that matter? I guess he could have thrown rice. Then he might have just looked like a confused wedding crasher.

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