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31 December 2008
17 December 2008
America: We were unable to give President [sic] Bush the boot, but we *can* give him the shoe!
It is time to carpet the lawn of the White House and carpet both the lawns of Bush's new homes.
What better way to stand in solidarity with Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi?
Send virtual shoes, too! A CLG reader wrote, 'I urge everyone around the world who thinks it appropriate to email George Bush at email@example.com a picture of a shoe.'
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
10151/10141 Daria Place
Dallas, TX 75229
14 December 2008
In the Arab world, merely displaying the soles of ones shoes (e.g. putting your feet up) is considered quite rude. To actually throw them at someone is a major insult. When Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled after the invasion, many in the crowd threw shoes at the fallen statue.
07 December 2008
Today's International Herald-Tribune editorial about Bush's recent interview on ABC begins: "We long ago gave up hope that President Bush would acknowledge his many mistakes, or show he had learned anything from them. Even then we were unprepared for the epic denial that Bush displayed..."
Indeed! I think Bush took his cue from the 1967 movie A Guide for the Married Man.