I’m proud to say I haven’t seen my title anywhere else. My favorite is “A Shoe Heard Round the World” from CBCnews.ca.
I know yesterday’s post was spiritual and full of peace and love and today’s post appears to be full of snark and snot – but what can I say – I am a complicated woman.
My pal SPARTACUS posted that the shelf life of this story is over but I just can’t help myself.
I was thinking about how I truly dislike violence. I was thinking about how I respect the Office of the President. And so I thought I really didn’t find any humor in shoes being thrown at my President.
But wait …
That asshole isn’t my President. He’s just the ignorant arrogant yahoo I’ve been stuck with for 8 years.
And so it was funny again. Not funny ha-ha – but funny in the way you need to laugh at a funeral or in the ER waiting room. You just have to – cause if you don’t – you’ll take to throwing shoes of your own.
Now it’s a shame poor little Dana (I’m so perky while I spew lies) Perino got a black eye in the melee but think about it – a black eye, how appropriate for this administration. Their mere existence is a black eye on the planet.
No one ever got killed by a shoe so I don’t feel that I’m making jest of a dangerous situation. Had it been a deadly weapon then clearly innocent people (Iraqi journalists) could have been hurt and that’s an entirely different story.
But innocent people did get hurt – thousands and thousands of them – as the shoe throwing young man said. He threw those shoes as a sign of contempt for the “dog” who invaded his country. Seems fair to me.
Still-President Bush (thanks Jon Stewart) really needs to just stay home. Sit around the White House and take photos with the big shiny tree. Go to Camp David for the last time and see if he can find his way back from the tennis courts all on his own. Or just go back to where he spent most of his Presidency – the Crawford ranch.
What he should not do is stand around in the middle of the gigantic human disaster he created smiling and behaving as though he can spell diplomacy, let alone practice it.
He just pisses off the people whose lives he has forever altered. He puts our soldiers in even more danger.
For the love of all that is good can’t he just shut the fuck up and lay low. He already got away with murder – what more does he want? A library? A legacy?
There aren’t enough shoes on the planet.