Throwback Thursday: W. Dodges Thrown Shoes

I thought journalists were supposed to be non-biased? This infamous moment in 2008 gave W. an opportunity to show the world his catlike reflexes, when an Iraqi journo made a weak attempt to peg the President with his Payless shoes. It also gave the Iraqi an opportunity to show the world his swine-like squealing abilities as he struggled like a pig after being subdued.

This is the United States of America, and if you’re going to come at our President, you best come correct. I’m sure the secret service had a fun time with this clown, but the most heart-warming moment that came from this charade is, without a doubt, the smirk W. shot the shoe assailant. It’s as if he was saying, “Seriously? That’s all you’ve got? You throw like a bitch.”

  1. fratitat

    Bush should have thrown the shoes back, thats about the only thing that would make this better.

    13 years ago at 9:44 am
    1. carolinahaze

      The President of the United States does not get into a shoe-throwing fight with some raghead. That is beneath us as a country.

      We don’t throw shoes at terrorists. We put bullets into their fucking heads.

      13 years ago at 2:37 pm
    2. Frat Fish Blue

      so the frat thing to do would be for bush to pull out a gun and unload on the swine?

      13 years ago at 5:17 pm
    3. 2011

      They asked him about it after and W. said, “all I can report of it is it was a size 9”

      13 years ago at 10:14 am
  2. Wilco Frat

    I felt even better about hitting “nice move” on this one than most others. Reflexes like a cat!

    Also, journalists are SUPPOSED to be unbiased, but we all know that’s not true…this guy just took that too far, even though Bush looked like he was laughing after the first shoe.

    13 years ago at 9:48 am
    1. Back woods

      Minnesota being the only state voting against Reagan in his near sweep NF.
      Minnesota government shutdown NF
      Minnesota drivers going 10 under the speed limit in the left lane and not letting real drivers pass NF
      Minnesota being the worst at every real sport in the Big 10 besides sucking Dick NF

      13 years ago at 9:10 pm
    2. RealMenDrinkWhisky

      Cause sucking dick is a real sport? Lies. Everyone knows women can’t be good at real sports

      13 years ago at 9:29 pm

    Love how Bush waved off the secret service that tried to help him as if to say, “Chill out guys I’m fine, this asshole throws like a woman.”

    13 years ago at 9:55 am
  4. fuckingyoursister

    Look at the grin on his face after the first throw. It looks like he’s laughing when the camera zooms out.

    13 years ago at 9:58 am
  5. Godandgunsaregood

    I almost want to say I don’t like seeing these classic W moments, because after a while I just realize that he’s no longer in office. Fuck it, I don’t care; W will always be my President, no matter what reincarnation of Marx or Lenin the Democrats try to put in office.

    13 years ago at 10:20 am
  6. Fratmiral Nelson

    “The scene went into slow motion. I felt like Ted Williams, who said he could see the stitching of a baseball on an incoming pitch. The wingtip was helicoptering toward me. I ducked. The guy had a pretty live arm. A split second later, he threw another one. This one was not flying as fast. I flicked my head slightly and it drifted over me. I wish I had caught the damn thing.” – pg. 391 from “Decision Points”

    13 years ago at 10:21 am