Taking a Shoe

Today, a television reporter threw not one but two of his shoes at George W. Bush. The American President ducked twice during a press conference in Iraq (watch video below). Luckily no one got seriously hurt. Apparently, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino suffered a black eye.

How was this possible? Iraq is a war zone, after all. Where was the Secret Service? Aren’t the guys in the black suits wearing shades supposed to protect Bush? Don’t they train to take a bullet for the President?

Back in 1981, agent Timothy McCarthy took one for Ronald Reagan. Today, no one even took a shoe for Bush. Somebody should have at least stopped the second one.

The President himself showed some well placed humor. “That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me, you may want to know”, he said shortly after the attack.