Hooray! Some Democracy in action in Iraq!

[First show being thrown] An Iraqi journalist shouted, “This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog! [Second shoe being thrown] This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.”

Chimpy ducks the shoes being thrown at him, but allegedly Dana Perino got a black eye in the melée that follows (If I heard that right, and I hope I did).

Via the ever wonderful Dr. Von Monkerstein at Monkey Muck.

UPDATE: Our own Scissorhead Laura has a great idea.

Update from Laura:

UPDATE: Go here to sign a petition supporting the release of Mr. Al Zaidi.

UPDATE II: Send shoes to:
The White House,
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

and to:
George W. Bush Presidential Library
c/o SMU
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas TX 75205

Reportedly, al Zaidi was beaten badly after he was removed from the pressroom. Please, if you can, send shoes in solidarity.

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33 Responses to Hooray! Some Democracy in action in Iraq!

  1. Morse says:

    It should have been made into a serial, about 8 years ago.

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  2. they were condi’s and they smelled

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  3. Dr. Monkey says:

    Best film I’ve seen all year.

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  4. BettyJeanLee says:

    Size 10. Just Chimpy’s size!

    If the shoe fits, wear it.

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  5. DCup says:

    Too bad he wasn’t visiting the Primate House at the, what I’m sure is a now a very thriving and award winning, Baghdad Zoo. The chimps could have thrown something that rhymes with shoe….

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  6. Sorhum Crow says:

    In a just world, our Iraqi pitcher would be drafted by the Yankees and land an endorsement contract from NIKE for the shoes, of course.

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  7. willis says:

    Some justice comes from Iraq before it does here apparently. The shoes should end up in the Bush library to properly indicate it as a “hall of shame” for America. From now on, every 12/14….we should celebrate the day without shoes.

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  8. Wee Mousie says:

    So, while it looks like Iraqis still aren’t prepared to throw flowers, it does seem like quite a number would like cover Chimpy deep under those flowers’ roots.

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  9. raceynora says:

    Oh pure,unadulterated bliss!

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  10. Damn, they must have hid his stash, he reacted far too appropriately. Oh to have seen it totally bean him!!! If only our journalists felt the need to call truth to power.
    So, where’s the PayPal account to donate to the journalist’s legal defense fund? Or has he already been Gitmo’d?
    Happy ShoeFlungatBushmas!!!
    Elspeth

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  11. FranIAm says:

    My take on the “if the shoe fits…”

    If the shoe HITS is more like it! This is such an insult in that culture. And he of course is Mr. Jokey Boy. Ugh.

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  12. I’m with Willis – from now on, 12/14 is Iraqi Shoe Day.

    But did you notice how Bush enjoyed it?

    Really, go back and look. That’s the closest Dubbya ever came to combat, and I guarantee he’s gonna award himself a purple heart for it.

    And if those shoes don’t show up on ebay, somebody’s missing a golden opportunity…

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  13. Spartacus says:

    Shit…he’s got great reflexes for an old dude. I wonder if the Department of Homeland Security is going to make press correspondents take off their shoes before they go into a conference.

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  14. Cunning Runt: W will give himself a purple heart right after he changed his newly soiled panties, I imagine.

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  15. Laura says:

    UPDATE: Go here to sign a petition supporting the release of Mr. Al Zaidi.

    UPDATE II: Send shoes to:
    The White House,
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    and to:
    George W. Bush Presidential Library
    c/o SMU
    6425 Boaz Lane
    Dallas TX 75205

    Reportedly, al Zaidi was beaten badly after he was removed from the pressroom. Please, if you can, send shoes in solidarity.

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  16. The shoe idea… Awesome!

    I had thought that holding a shoe in the air would be a great at demonstrations. One of those few things that the Preznit’s SS wouldn’t take from you as you enter a place where he is scheduled to mangle the English language.

    “Bare your sole for Bush!”
    lol

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  17. “he’s got great reflexes for an old dude.”

    You would too if your BFF was the shotgun wielding neocon cheney…

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  18. Laura says:

    *blowing kisses to Tengrain* MWAH! And thanks!

    Laura – it is a great idea, and besides Scissorheads love to stir the pot. Regards (and blowing kisses back atchya), ‘Grain

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  19. HarpoSnarx says:

    Like all grandiose drunks, Chimpy just had to go to the hubris well one more time.

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  20. Wee Mousie says:

    Muntada al-Zaidi in action:

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  21. those shoes aren’t the first things to go over his head…

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  22. Freida Bee says:

    That was as close to having a sole soul as Bush ever got.

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  23. Bruce388 says:

    Somewhere Al Bundy is smiling.

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  24. JimmyDean'sFuckedUpCousinClyde says:

    “SHOO, Bad Mister American President, SHOO!”

    Why is it that this was spoken by an Iraqi, and not an American journalist???

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  25. Christopher says:

    Too bad it was a pair of bricks.

    Let’s hope this act of “love” portends more great things to come for Bush in his post-residential years.

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  26. dguzman says:

    Just plain fucking brilliant.

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  27. Wee Mousie says:

    Like JimmyDean’sFuckedUpCousinClyde, I am pleased to see that heel shooed out of Iraq.

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  28. greenjean says:

    shoulda been a big ol pair of those lumberjack boots w/ the spikes!

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  29. Tengrain says:

    Tommyspoon! Why didn’t you tell us you have a blog? I’m so blogrolling you! You need to update your MPS profile so everyone can click your name and visit your blog!

    Oh, and that’s such a great title for a blog on theater. Whose biography had that? I cannot recall, but I want to say Carl Reiner — and I’m too lazy to look it up.

    Regards,

    Tengrain

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  30. tommyspoon says:

    Thanks, ‘Grain!

    I like that Shakespearean stage direction because it is entirely possible that there WAS a bear and that it pursued some poor actor off the stage! Shakespeare used to rent out the Globe for Bear Baiting. Barbarous, I know. But, hey, a theater manager has to make money when there’s no other show to put on! And it’s been suggested that the Bear Baiting helped grease the wheels with the monarchy so his plays got produced.

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  31. paul says:

    Just like the press to be little bitches and toss a shoe, why didn’t that little wuss throw his panties also.

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