Everyone knows some Iraqi d-bag reporter threw a shoe at soon-to-be ex-President Bush.
The first thing I thought about was "Where's the Secret Service?!" Seriously? The jerk threw not one, but two shoes before he was subdued. I would hope the Secret Service would be a little more on their toes when the Prez is in a part of the world where there's a darn good chance of someone trying to do something to him.
Don't get me wrong, Bush could probably use a couple of whacks upside the head, but the incident was a scary reminder how easy it is to assassinate a public figure. What if the guy somehow snuck in a gun? I don't even want to think about that.
I've never been a fan of President Bush (either one) but it kind of gets my patriotism in a knot by the fact that a d-bag from another country showed such disrespect for our "leader". (Yes, I know, we pulled Saddam out of a spider hole and pretty much handed him over to his death, but at least Bush hasn't killed off thousands of American citizens just because they didn't agree with him.)
I don't care what his background was, he had no right to do that. As a journalist, he needs to report, not use his accessories as weapons.
KCBlueBlog says it better than me...
Can you imagine the international uproar that would be caused if Bill O'Reilly threw a shoe at Hugo Chavez?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Posted by MoxieMamaKC at 12:35 PM