Monday, December 15, 2008

The shoe throwing incident and the spin

The big story of the day was an Iraqi journalist hurls shoes at President Bush during a press conference in Iraq. Here's the video, for those who haven't seen it.

Now listen to the spin coming from Mark Noonan on said event:

As for the shoe incident - don’t you get it? Its so safe in Iraq these days that a kook can get in to a press conference with the President of the United States of America, a man the terrorists would love to kill. And as has been pointed out, for this affront to the dignity of the President, the man will NOT BE KILLED. Just saying something out of turn under Saddam would have meant a trip to the chipper-shredder. I view it as the final and most absurd shriek of anti-Bush hatred - so convinced have opponents of the liberation of Iraq become of the evil of Bush that they’ll actually shout the stupid statements this man made on camera.

Are you kidding me?!


et said...

a kook can get in to a press conference

By which, apparently, he means...someone WEARING SHOES who turns out to disapprove of BUSH ADMIN POLICIES??

That makes a significant percentage of the shoe-wearing populace of the world "kooks," then.

Also, on the day that removing your shoes is not just a criterion for boarding an airplane, but for attending a press conference, I am forthwith submitting my application to emigrate to Saturn.

Breathtakingly stupid beyond the norm, this troll.

et said...

And, lest anyone be left wondering, anything involving contact of your shoe with any part of someone else's body is a grave, grave insult in Asian and Middle-Eastern cultures. So this is not just a spasm or tantrum: it's a calculated expression of scorn.

(Contemplates mailing shoes to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue between now and 19 January 2009...)(Kidding, NSA listeners...)

et said...

Ha! The Rude Pundit seems to have had the same idea!

This morning, the Rude Pundit decided to honor the efforts of Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi shoe-tosser, by taking out a raggedy old pair of sneakers, putting them in a Priority Mail shipping box, helpfully provided by the United States Post Office, and shipping them to President George W. Bush at the White House. He included a note that read, "This is a farewell kiss from the American people, you dog."

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