By now, you've probably heard that President Bush has miraculously survived the lamest ever presidential assassination attempt in the history of presidential assassination attempts during his surprise weekend visit to Baghdad when Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi attempted to assault him with a pair of shoes and his terrible pitching arm.
In an eyewitness account of the shoe-throwing incident, Modest Bee reporter Adam Ashton reports that Bush and Maliki had just finished their speeches and were preparing to take questions from the Iraqi media, who "have never had a chance to ask a question to the American president" when "the shoes started flying."
In additon, Ashton reports that Iraqi security guards removed two more Iraqi journalists who had praised Zaidi's shoe-throwing protest as courageous…
Yes, this is the world we live in. Seems wrong somehow, I know.
Anyway, in case you missed it, or are just looking for another opportunity to watch the leader of the free world duck a couple of Hush Puppies, here's this…
I don't know. There's just something about that video that doesn't seem right to me.
If al-Zaidi is standing in front of the podium when the projectile shoes become airborne, then why does Bush appear to be ducking back away from the podium and to his left? Is it possible that al-Zaidi is a patsy?
I think there might be a second shoe-ter.
Tags: George W. Bush, Iraq, Muntadar al-Zaidi