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Stolen From: John Adams Blog (though it should be on Alexander Hamilton’s blog).

Good Reflexes.

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Accuracy is lost in translation; meaning is not.

Later Bush would comment “I didn’t know what the guy said, but I saw his sole.”, a funny reference to his ill fated Putin comment, when every one thought they would be buds.

I think it’s an interesting form of protest. I don’t condone violence, but this is much preferable to the more common reaction that we associate with this part of the world. If we could get everybody in the region to throw shoes at each other instead of shooting and blowing each other up, the world would be a better place.

But Seriously:

Look how Bush just stood there as the reporter is taking off his shoe, and how he ducks BEFORE the shoe is thrown. He even smiles as he’s ducking. Then he just stands there, for an entire second, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s as if he KNEW this would happen, and the shoes would not actually hit him. And did you see the footage comparing different newscasts of the event? The translations from one tape to the next are different because one station got the pre-written translation in advance, and the other one didn’t. This is just like 9/11 – It was planned in advance!!!!
And what’s worse – one of the offending shoes hit the AMERICAN FLAG right behind the podium.

“Of Course You Realize, This Means War!!!”

Actually, I hear the Republicans in congress are, at this very moment, preparing an amendment that will make it illegal for a shoe thrown by a journalist to come into contact with the flag. Heck, they have nothing else better to do. Plus, it would keep them from getting stuck in a room with Reid and Pelosi dealing with the auto bail-out.