I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but if not…it’s a must watch. If only Bush’s reaction time to our economic crisis was this quick.
Here’s more about the reporter and what he said…
“This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog,” the journalist shouted (in Arabic), Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times reported in a pool report to the White House press corps.
Myers reported that the man threw the second shoe and added: “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”
Journalists at the scene said the hurler was Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reporter for Al-Baghdadia TV, an independent satellite channel based in Cairo.
A producer for the channel was murdered in Baghdad last year.
My question: why did Bush pop back up after the first shoe was thrown? Aren’t Presidents taught to hit the ground if somebody attacks them?
By the way, isn’t smacking people with your shoe a particularly demeaning insult in the Middle East? Because if I remember correctly, the Iraqis who were riding the statue of Saddam’s through Baghdad were hitting it with their shoes.