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One journalist's comment on President Bush. (Various versions of this floating round, combining to several million views on YouTube so far.)

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autopope
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
I was hoping at least one of the shoes would hit W.

Assassination -- definitely bad, no exceptions. But a good shoe-ing as an expression of public disgust is another matter, as is a custard pie in the face: certain people in the public realm really deserve to have their dignity, if not their person, taken down a notch, and W is top of my little list.

There's no way the incoming administration will put the bastard on trial for doing what he did (waging a war of aggression), and the ICCs hands are tied, and he's about to retire to a gated (and presumably very secure) corner of Texas, so I suppose this is the best we'll get.

Edited at 2008-12-15 10:14 am (UTC)
applez
Dec. 15th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I was hoping at least one of the shoes would hit W.

Same here, but I suspect he's had a lot of practice. When the cameras are rolling, there's no covering up possible.

Assassination -- definitely bad, no exceptions.

Well that hand grenade in Georgia(?) failed to detonate.

There's no way the incoming administration will put the bastard on trial for doing what he did (waging a war of aggression)

Really, that's a question of what America's investors will insist upon. The American people might be satisfied with the closure of loopholes on torture, executive privilege, etc. - but the Bank of China may need more significant reassurances. :-)
captainlucy
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
His comments in an interview afterwards, where he said "I just don't get the guy's beef", I feel truly reflects the insightful and powerful international diplomat that is the 43rd President of the United States of America.

[looks for industrial sized pliers to remove tongue from cheek]
natural20
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
I'm actually quite surprised at how slowly the Secret Service etc. moved. I mean obviously there was no actual danger to his life and everyone would have been intensively screened, but that he got to throw the second shoe. Hmm, clearly they're slacking now that he only has a month (give or take) left in office.
cairmen
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
"I guess we should stop that guy, right?"

"Yeah."

"No hurry, though. I mean, it's Dubya."

"Yeah."

"So, how are the kids?"
liberaliser
Dec. 15th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
No kidding, I would have half expected him to just get gunned down. Those guys are intimidating - I remember they were at a conference I once attended, and I was scared just standing up to ask a question.
applez
Dec. 16th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Not to worry - they need to intimidate because of the force they can't use. And they're on the job to pay the two alimonies they owe. ;-)
lanulove
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Lol IDC who it's being thrown at..
Shoe throwing is one of my favourite threats.
yea_mon
Dec. 15th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Well, the journalist was direct and certainly not fawning - perhaps he'd suit Channel 4.
seawasp
Dec. 16th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Either he has bad aim or George had better reflexes than I expected.
applez
Dec. 16th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
I hate to give him any credit...
But his reflexes were pretty good, actually.

Obama's going to have B-Ball reflexes by comparison, though. :-)
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