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News To Know: President Bush Gets The Boot

Posted on 12/15/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

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As part of his farewell tour, President Bush made unannounced appearances in both Iraq and Afghanistan over the weekend. While at a press conference in Iraq, the President got the boot, literally, from an Iraqi journalist who threw both of his shoes toward the President as he stood with Iraqi President Nouri al Maliki. In Muslim countries there is no deeper insult than to throw your shoe at someone. Thankfully, the President was able to deftly dodge the flying footwear and later joke about the whole incident. “All I can report is a size 10,” Bush told reporters. Whatever your thoughts may be on the President’s politics, you have to admire his athletic prowess:
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