Sunday, December 14, 2008

“This Is A Farewell Kiss, You Dog...”

Update by Anjha: MSNBC has the video, Bush has never reacted so quickly to anything...:

Now this is funny! When bu$h made a surprise visit to Baghdad today, during a press conference, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at him! CNN's Michael Ware reports: just sailed past his head and while the man was dragged out of the room, President Bush is said to have remarked that, “This was a size 10 shoe he threw at me you may want to know,” even as the man was heard screaming in the hallway.
More at the Think Progress link:
McClatchy identified the man as Iraqi television journalist Muthathar al Zaidi and reports he threw both of his shoes at Bush just after he finished prepared remarks. The New York Times notes that the first shoe “narrowly missed” and the second shoe also missed. “This is a farewell kiss, you dog,” the Zaidi shouted.
Video should be out soon Ware said!


Judith said...

Well, that should get the brave man 20 years at Gitmo, or he will disappear. Good for him.

Anjha said...

I heard that this morning SoS - I can't wait for the video.

If they let it out, that is.

Might have to go to the BBC or Canadian news to see it.

I wonder if there is a video on the Financial Times website or something.

CG said...

Wow, he really did duck fast! I try so hard to think that the office of the president should be shown some respect, but gawd that was funny. And Dana Perino got a black eye they said.

idiosynchronic said...

Those shoes didn't come close to Perino.

And I bet half of the country would love the opportunity to shoe at W. as well.

I'd suggest in this holiday season of giving that Americans send all the shoes that they wish to donate to charity at the President. I'd say that'd get the message across to the schmuck about how well loved he is.

Too bad the shipping would kill us.

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iamcoyote said...

That was spam I deleted btw.

Apparently, Perino got a mic in the eye, that's why she's got a black eye. Funnier than shit!

Seven of Six said...

Thanks for putting up the video link Anjha. I had to step out for awhile.

Showed Mrs. Seven of Six and she busted her gut laughing... even made her sides hurt after hearing the blondie got a boinked in the eye!

Anjha said...

You're welcome.

The MSNBC video really does not do it justice. You ought to see the whole thing on the SPAN. CSPAN photographer got everything...and then the fear in Bush's eyes was something else; even as he was saying "I don't mind, it doesn't bother me..."

It takes a special kind of balls to not give a fuck what anyone thinks or feels and go ahead and do whatever you want with no feelings or emotions. I think in the DSM it is called "sociopathic."

Judith said...

Well, if I were Mr. Fratboy, I would stay close to that new two million dollar home in that tony neighborhood that doesn't allow trash like us, if he doesn't want to get 'shoed' again. Seventy One percent of this Country would like to 'shoe' him.

Seven of Six said...

I think Id is on to something... we should start a drive to mail shoes to their house in Dallas. Of course they can donate them to charity but he certainly would get the message.
I know the wife has a few pair she can unload... wait, that means she will be shopping for more... noooo!

iamcoyote said...

"I throw my show at you, dog!" is way cooler than "I drink your milkshake."

idiosynchronic said...

I know you guys will agree with me - who else should be bounce this shoe idea off of to get it rolling for real?

Seven of Six said...

...who else should be bounce this shoe idea off of to get it rolling for real?

The bigger blogs... perhaps Erin can put up a post about it at TLC?