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The Bush shoe throwing incident

Posted on December 15, 2008 by jimparedes

Intelligence reports concerning the very recent incident of an Iraqi man throwing a pair of shoes at George Bush to show during his visit to Iraq show that

-The journalist was not only seen loitering earlier but also managed to enter the high security press conference. Police are not sure whether he was a mere ‘loafer’ or perhaps, a ‘sneaker’.

-Bush, it seems was the SOLE target of the throwing incident.

-The incident was meant to embarrass the leader of the world’s only remaining shoeper power

-The man had grim determination. He was not about to ‘flip-flop’

– He saw Bush as a ‘heel’

-Police suspect the mastermind to be a certain Michael from Jordan who told him to ‘Just do it’.

– It was a size 10 which showed the gravity of his intentions. But the fact that he did not hit his target shows he is a ‘slipper’. He missed Bush by ‘a mere foot.’

-There were security lapses for sure. Upon seeing the man stand barefoot before Bush, security should have immediately become ‘suspishoes’.

-The brand of the shoes was Nunn-Bush.

-There appeared to be a message that went with the shoes.

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  1. what a way to show dissatisfaction on the leader of one of the most superpower nations in the world.

    more disgraceful than having an effigy of a woman with a mole being burned during political rallies.

  2. khayz says:

    LOL! I like the message on the shoe. hahaha
    I saw the video on CNN’s website (while studying for finals. That was a de-stressing break, I must say). It was quite a riot=P For a minute I felt bad for Bush. But he ducked, so I guess it’s okay. I wondered what it would have been like if he got hit by the shoe. haha

  3. kenji says:

    the most humiliating of all act for the muslim’s is when somewhat took their shoes or slippers and slap it to your face. Since probably he can’t get nearer to Bush, he just throw it away.

    But your post Kuya Jim is very funny.

  4. Julia says:

    Vvvverrrryy PUN-ny HA! HA! That’s a good one Jim! Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat!

  5. Mario says:

    Funny.. but not when you travel in the US and they would have ask you to remove your shoes!

    Maybe he (the shoe thrower) is one of those angry and aggravated US travellers who can’t take it anymore….

    Would it be more funnier if Bush was hit, not with one shoe but with two?

  6. bongu says:


    in fairness to Bush, the man can duck. imagine if the shoe(s) hit the mark…

    wonder what became of the journalist…

  7. Roy says:

    wow! great write-up and humor about shoes, slippers and all

  8. Mi says:

    -lol- Funny! I particularly appreciate the postscript…he has broken it, countless times, and I’m sure he’s got speechwriters for that stuff. Maybe he just can’t read…?

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