What I didn't hear being discussed in the mainstream media, however, was first-how quickly the President dodged that shoe! and second-how gracious he was in spite of the insult. He played it calm, cool and collected and I am pretty sure I know why.
Here in this country, having a pair of shoes hurled at you would be a pretty mild thing compared to the treatment he and others have received since the beginning of his administration. It's been relentless and ongoing. Who knows what will happen to the ungrateful bastard who threw the shoes, and really, who cares? What goes around comes around, and if our troops are pulled out of there early like the incoming administration intends, he'll be back under a dictator soon enough, and perhaps long for the day when he had the freedom to speak his mind. If those in the media who've been so complimentary of this reporter would move to Iraq, I think most of America wouldn't know they've gone. Good riddance.