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Pretty good reflexes, actually

By auguste
Sunday, December 14, 2008 20:39 EDT
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Pie-throwers think too small:

President George W. Bush ducked two shoes thrown at him by an unidentified man during a press conference in the Iraqi prime minister’s office.

Bush wasn’t hit by the shoes, one of which sailed over his head. The president shrugged and said “I’m OK” after the incident in Baghdad today. “All I can report is it is a size 10,” Bush said.

In Arab culture, throwing shoes is a grave show of disrespect. The man shouted an Arabic phrase, which an Iraqi present said translated as “this is a farewell kiss, dog.”

Needless to say, not okay, and even when it’s Bush it’s a bit disconcerting to see something like that happen to an American President.

Below, the #1 result on Youtube for “bush shoes” at this hour.

Update: TMZ got the video:

 
 
 
 
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