Monday, December 15, 2008

Shoe-fling Show

posted by The Vidiot @ 1:52 PM Permalink

I don't need to post the video here because I know everyone and his brother has seen the clip of the Iraqi reporter lobbing his shoes at GW. (Though, credit to GW. Who knew he could dodge with such alacrity.) I am reminded of an old SNL skit with Chevy Chase 'reporting' that Gerald Ford had accidentally stabbed himself with a fork. Almost immediately, "secret service men quickly grabbed the fork and wrestled it to the ground."

While I laughed at the perfectly clear message the flying shoe sent, the poor guy might actually be in some serious trouble.
Journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who was kidnapped by militants last year, was being held by Iraqi security Monday and interrogated about whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush during a press conference the previous day in Baghdad, said an Iraqi official.

He was also being tested for alcohol and drugs, and his shoes were being held as evidence, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
Of course they're testing for alcohol and drugs. Why else would anyone do anything like that. You'd have to be drunk or stoned. No sane person would do such a thing.

It's hard for anyone in that bubble to understand that he was just doing what we'd all like to do: voice our disgust with power.

The Arab world is totally behind the guy and many of them are working on getting him released. Hopefully, they will be successful and soon. They guy deserves a freakin' medal.

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