In America, we might not respect our politicians, but at least we respect our shoes. Can you imagine someone throwing $90 Nike's at President Obama? Not in this economy. But in the Middle East, they must be up to their ankles in shoes.
Back in 2008, George W. Bush was pelted with a shoe by an Iraqi journalist. I guess protestors in Egypt wanted to prove that shoe-throwing is a non-partisan activity because they let Hillary Clinton's motorcade have it this weekend…
Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.
They chanted "Monica, Monica, Monica"? Don't they know Monica Lewinsky is like Beetlejuice? Chant her name three times and she shows up and gets you impeached.
Maybe we're jumping to conclusions. It's possible they were referencing Monica from Friends. Even a sitcom character is more respected in the Middle East than anyone involved in American politics.
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Tags: Egypt, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Protesters