Who throws a shoe? Honestly?

December 18, 2008 - 9:14 am

Ok. I have been sitting on this one for a few days now. I am not quite sure why I didn't post it earlier. Let's be honest, everyone has seen the video of President Bush dodging not one, but two shoes thrown by an Iraqi journalist. Even if you have seen the video a number of times, it's worth another look. Embedded video from <a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://www.cnn.com/video">http://www.cnn.com/video" mce_href="http://www.cnn.com/video">CNN Video</a> I would like to make a few observations about the video:

  • News is always sensationalized when you have the Australian-ish accent. Everything seems so compelling and interesting.
  • You really need to give credit to the President for his Matrix like dodge.
  • How does this guy get not one, but two shoes off without someone tackling him?
  • Watch closely as right before the second shoe is thrown, another journalist gets "good pressure up the middle" before the show thrower could get a accurate throw off. He probably watched the Super Bowl.
  • The official charge against the "show thrower" is assaulting a foreign head of state. No surprise that he is asking leniency.
The infamous Austin Powers has one more question for you.... My thoughts exactly....