Bush ducking to avoid the first thrown shoe

Bush ducking to avoid the first thrown shoe

An Iraqi journalist hurled insults and both of his shoes at lame duck President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad earlier today.

The President ducked to avoid being hit by the flying shoes and the man that threw them was quickly accosted.  Nobody was hurt and neither shoe connected, but the situation made for some funny photos.

Now that there’s a President-Elect, people are less afraid of letting Bush know exactly how they feel about him.

Update: Here’s the video of the lame duck ducking.

The U.S. Secret Service pulled a 14-year-old girl out of class and questioned her until she went into tears earlier this week. What was her crime? Last year, she posted a picture of the president on her MySpace page, scrawled “Kill Bush” across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. Now to me, that doesn’t seem like a threat on the President’s life. The girl took down the photo herself when she realized that the photo may be misconstrued as a threat–which is what she had just learned in her eighth grade history class.

Surely, the Secret Service knew everything about this girl before paying her a visit. They knew that she was an honor student near the top of her class, they knew where she lived, who her friends were, and the clubs she attended. Most importantly, they knew she was a peace activist, and to the Bush Administration that may be her biggest crime. The Secret Service decided to teach her a lesson in not dissenting against our nation, even though that is not a principle that our nation was built on. That’s why we are not British subjects.

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