December 16, 2008

Throw a shoe at a Bush? It’s wrong.

The below convo broke out on Facebook, a web site you mighta heard of, this morn:

Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad
Sun 5:45pm


Lori Cotton wrote
at 7:08pm on December 14th, 2008
Wish he had better aim.

Steven Moore wrote
at 7:09pm on December 14th, 2008
I saw this earlier too — and I also just saw the clip. The first throw was actually a pretty good line drive right at his head.

Waylon Hart Lewis wrote
at 8:19am
I’m no fan of Bush, farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from it, but this sort of thing is a slippery slope. If everyone expresses their dislike physically toward Presidents of the US, a lot of shoes (or worse) would be thrown, whomever is President.

Hunter Quarterman (Naropa) wrote
at 1:24pm
I hear ya, Way…Maybe we could draw the line at bunny slippers. That way we could express ourselves without hurting anyone too bad. Of course I am not sure if that would satisfy me if someone destroyed my entire country and its infrastructure and presided over the killing of hundreds of thousands of my friends, neighbors and their children. Not to dis the poor fella…I’m just sayin!…but thanks for holding the line of gentleness and compassion for those of us who aren’t there yet.

Waylon Hart Lewis wrote
at 1:27pm
Oh, I agree with the sentiment 100%, and really can’t blame him. But as the Stones say, the difference between throwing shoes and worse is “just a shot away.” With our frist black president, I think it’s important to keep our disagreements verbal.

Steven Moore: “I think the slippery slope notion here is a little extreme. I mean, what’s next, people will virtually pie him in the face

I think if someone wanted to who their dislike phyically in a way more extreme than shoe throwing, I’m not sure he or she will care if there has been a precedent set by such a shoe thrower before doing so.”


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