Bush Shoe Video: President Dodges Size 10 Shoes From Muntazer al-Zaidi
By Jon Shanks
Dec 14, 2008
The Bush shoe dodge, the president dodges flying shoes in Iraq. - An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq. The reporter that tossed the shoe has been identified by AFP as Muntazer al-Zaidi and at first hurled an insult at the American president and then let fly both shoes, one at a time.
The president showed he is still able to dodge and weave quite well with the shoe toss. The first shoe was heading straight for the head of George W. Bush but he made a quick move to get out of the way. The second shoe only narrowly missed its mark.
Bush laughed it off and the reason we believe it was a size ten shoe is that is exactly how the president describes it. The report from AFP notes that some Iraqi journalists apologized to President Bush but he told them that wasn't necessary.
See the video here. The president was unhurt and told reporters, he was okay and said, "It doesn’t bother me. So what if he threw a shoe at me. All I can report is it is a size 10." Photos here at TMZ. At least he kept his sense of humor.
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