Shoe Fly

Desparately trying to find some key quotations from Bush regarding the two shoes, I bump into an excerpt from, which goes:

What people don’t know is Bush told the secret service, get away, you saw what happened, some loco weed threw a shoe. It was Bush who kept that room under

Good Lard.  Some matters of logistics are found hereabouts.  But roll down in the comments and you’ll find a commenter being outraged that the man had the time to throw that second shoe, and the effect of sedate reacting wears out.

Anyway, your home for Bush-Shoe Throw News is Spencer Ackerman at the Washington Independent.  He has you covered.  Eventually he is going to have to tag these pages under a category of “Shoe”, though.

Actually it’s not your place for Bush Shoe Throwing Action.  My mistake… it’s not supplying me with my needed sources of known information.  Such as:

Bush, who was unhurt when the Iraqi TV journalist Muntader al-Zaidi hurled two shoes at him during a joint press conference with Premier Nuri Kamal al-Maliki on Sunday, downplayed the significance of the incident saying he did not think “you can take one guy throwing shoes and say this represents a broad movement in Iraq. You can try to do that if you want but I don’t think that would be accurate.”

This is some sort of myopia.  A different version for the phrase “broad movement” is found about here, and more poetically surveyed in a succient manner here.  For the sake of argument I won’t even tackle the matter of level of “breadth” or “broad”ness, and all that. 

But this is still not quite what I’m looking for.  The quote from Bush I am looking for is this:

“I’m not insulted. I don’t hold it against the government. The guy wanted to get on TV and he did.  I don’t know what his beef is, but whatever it is, I’m sure someone will hear it.”

Good lard again.  I know the man doesn’t speak or understand Arabic, or the flailing of a man in the crowd at a time when he’s more concerned by a flying object, but the man did express his beef.  Which is expressed in this:

This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.”

Again, feel free to extrapulate to any ideology beyond that, or to hem and haw surging and replacing some more democratic or republican government into Iraq as against it, but I gather that’s a fair expression of his opinion.

Seriously, anytime I feel like edging some manner of qualification to a generally negative opinion on Bush he opens his mouth and plummets right back down.

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