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      Kislev 19, 5769, 12/16/2008

      Bush & Shoes

      by Tamar Yonah

      Who would you like to throw your shoes at?  One reporter in Iraq answered THAT question.  Since then, the video tape has been seen around the world.  His name was Muntadhar al-Zeidi.  He was tackeled at the scene and is now being held under close guard. An Iraqi official said that Iraqi security were interrogating al-Zeidi about whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush.  Rumors are that Laura Bush may be the culprit. "He gets me so angry sometimes, but my aim is bad and I always miss." However, other sources say that McCain, Palin, or even Dick Cheney may have been behind it.  Scratch that, Cheney was just heard saying that if he had aimed, he wouldn't have missed his target.  His wounded hunting-buddy concurred.  "Even when Dick isn't aiming, he always get's his target."

      Dan from Jerusalem writes:
      Regarding the Iraqi who threw a shoe at President Bush... The following reactions were reported in the media:
       
      Homeland security: 
      Since shoes are a dangerous weapon, it will now be forbidden to wear them on international and domestic flights.
      Only soft slippers will be permitted.
      For Muslims who choose to go barefoot, there will be foot-washing basins at the entrance to the airplane.
       
      Southern Preacher:
      "He throw the shoe because Bush passed the bailout bill and it says in Amos 2:6  'because they have sold the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of shoes' "
       
      Shoe Bomber Richard Reid:
      "Why didn't I think of that?  Fewer parts to go wrong"
       
      Nike Executive:
      "Call up the shoe attacker.  I want him to endorse our new line of aerodynamic running shoes."
      -----------------------------------------------
      Here's some of my own additions (all in jest):
       
      A female reporter at the press conference in Iraq who used to pitch in little league said, "I've got pointy heels on my shoes.  If I'd have thrown them, I'd have taken an eye out. That Iraqi reporter?  LOSER!"
       
      A reporter next to al-Zeidi was heard whispering, "A little to the right."
       
      The Shabak says:
      All Israeli soldiers will be forbidden from wearing combat boots when they are at ceremonies with political dignitaries. They will have to remain only in their woolen socks.   ..and of course they will be disarmed beforehand, just as soldiers were when Shimon Peres came to visit their base several years ago.
       
      Singer Tom Jones was heard saying, "I'm glad in my days it was just their hotel keys and panties they were throwing up on stage,,,"
       
      At a carnival booth: 
               "But mommy, I want to knock down Bush!"
       
       "When I use up all my bean bags,  I'll just use my shoes."
       
            "The size is good, but how fast can they 'throw'?"
       
      And a photo that was emailed to me by a reader: 
       
       
       
      From the AP: BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, as Arabs in many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist as a hero and praised his insult as a proper send-off to the unpopular U.S. president.
      To read more, click HERE.
       
       

      Now it's your turn.  Have fun, add your own remarks about the Bush-shoe incident.