Bush the ducking “Lame Duck”

The Liberal OC has received an unconfirmed report claiming that because of this incident, the Secret Service has decided that reporters attending future Bush press conferences will be required to surrender their shoes before entering the room. Aides to the President have reportedly suggested that all electronic recording equipment as well as note pads, pens and pencils be surrendered as well. The administration source said; “such action is critical to preserving the Presidents legacy from further damage, by the President. If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen.” 

  17 comments for “Bush the ducking “Lame Duck”

  1. Steve Perez
    December 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    That was disgusting. With the incoming President Elect Obama posed the assume the mantle of the executive government, I’m concerned that the man got as far as he did. I don’t want someone so much as throwing a pen at Obama without them getting taken out. We don’t need another American Martyr.

  2. Paul
    December 14, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I agree steve,
    although I am by far the furthest thing froim a fan of President Bush, he is still the President of the United States. For a journalist, any journalist, to throw objects at the Presiden tof the United States is first and foremost, a major failure of the Secret Service who let stay upright long enough to get a second shoe off, but the satire and jest shown by the author of this post mocking the seriousness of it shows how cheap and childish the author actually is.

    A foreign journalist attempted to physically inure the President of The United States. Even if its GW Bush, its no laughing matter and should be considered very serious.

  3. Jason
    December 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    The President next job- UFC.

    For his age, he still has some good reflexes.

    Regardless, of his performance as our President that’s not cool.

  4. Relax Perez
    December 14, 2008 at 4:55 pm


    Are you always such a drama queen? Take it easy.

  5. Steve Kim
    December 14, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    “We will be greeted as liberator.” – Dumsfeld.

    And have shoes thrown at us like occupiers.

  6. Steve Perez
    December 14, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “At this point I can report the shoe was a size 10”
    LOL! That was brilliant! It took a shoe being thrown at him for me to see the President as witty!

  7. jose s.
    December 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    after everything thats happened and all the lives lost because of his stupid attempt to steal another countries oil he goes back there one last time for a photo op and continues to lie like the swine he is having a couple of shoes thrown at him is nothing. so what if the guy was a journalist he’s pissed off that this monster has caused so much damage to his country and then comes back and spews the same lies one more time in person. i dont care what any of you think this journalist is a hero. and since he’s never gonna see a prison cell or a rope around his neck for his crimes against humanity shoes thrown at him from time to time is better than nothing. i’m just sorry he missed.

  8. Steve Perez
    December 14, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    lol I dunno Paul, Chris’s quips were clever… Also Relax, I hadn’t noticed your comment til after I commented on Dubya’s comment… so there you go, I can be mellow. It’s funny that the YOUNGEST blogger on the Liberal OC is being told to stop taking things so seriously. I guest I’m just the idealist surrounded by jaded critics huh?

  9. Chris
    December 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Would we not do well to remember that he is (unfortunately) our president, not theirs, and is not entitled to respect from citizens of a country he has basically destroyed?
    Bush’s retort was not witty, but displayed the ignorance of a man who didn\’t realize that having shoes thrown at you in that part of the world is the deepest insult imaginable.
    01/20/08 = Good Riddance

  10. December 15, 2008 at 11:55 am

    [Dan C. deleted this comment yesterday because the Wolcott passage contained some porn reference that I didn’t even get. I re-submit without the offending phrase…]

    I was also very impressed with our lame-duck president’s ducking reflexes. Mario on KTLK today theorized that he has practice ducking from shoes that Laura might throw at him. I was reminded of the lightning-quick reflexes of Ann Coulter a couple years ago when some students tried to bean her with a pie – maybe people like Bush and Ann actually do walk around every day knowing that they’ve got it coming. Wolcott captured the Coulter moment best:

    “Ann Coulter may be a travesty of humanity, as unacceptable a hank of flesh draped on a hanger ever to be foisted upon an ignorant populace hungry for more ignorance. Her racism, her character slurs, her whirlwind talent for rewriting history, her ability to leave a glossy coat of slime on any issue she discusses (when she licks a stamp, it curls up and dies), these are condemnable.

    But credit where credit is due. The skank can shift ass on a dime.

    When a pair of hooligans tried to attack her with pies during a speaking appearance, an episode broadcast on cable news today, Coulter didn’t freeze like a deer in the headlights. She showed lightning reflexes, ducking away from the lectern and running backstage on high heels, which any woman will tell you is difficult to do. Because of her quick getaway, the flying pies wildly missed their target, sparing her a *** [face covered with pie] that would have made the papers and been downloaded millions of times on the internet.

    Perhaps she was a dodgeball champion in school, or perhaps her nerves are so permanently on edge she can sense danger while the rest of us are in our usual fog. One can only conjecture. But I do know that if it had been Jonah Goldberg up there trying out new comedy material, he’d have been wearing dessert.

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    December 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    You’re such a crybaby Vern. First off, Ann Coulter is so 2005 (except in Hannity’s eyes). Your ignorance over the porn reference and your re-posting of this pasage — that is neither relevent or brilliant — really causes me to question your judgement. Take responsibility for stuff you post and keep crap like this over on OJ where it belongs.

  12. December 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    “Neither relevent [sic] or brilliant?” I don’t know, that passage has long been considered a classic of blog-snark; and the similarities of Coulter’s and Bush’s quick reactions were striking. And I’m not ashamed that I was unfamiliar with that Japanese porn word, I’m surprised you are – thanks for catching it! Meanwhile thanks for reminding the world that you hate the Orange Juice Blog and that I am a crybaby.

  13. Dan Chmielewski
    December 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Jez Vern, forgive me for being friends with the LA Times reporter who used to cover the adult entertainment industry. The F-word used should have tipped you off. But the point is, you posted something you thought was snarky that contained an offensive term; the fact that you didn’t know what it meant is perfectly fine for your own moral standing, but you hung it out to dry over here making you responsible for posting the term and an irresponsible commenter. We get enough of that sort of thing from Stanley Fiala.

    And to correct you, I don’t hate the Orange Juice Blog. I no longer comment there by choice. It’s just not worth it.

    And thanks for correcting the typo; at least we both knew what I meant to say.

  14. Sweetelle
    December 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm


    That vowel missing from the first syllable of your surname must account for your inexplicably self-righteous bitterness. I read Vern’s original comment; frankly, it added some much-needed spark to what can sometimes be a snooze-fest of a blog.

    Dude, you need to grab some eggnog and brandy and chill … it’s not that serious …

  15. Annjell
    December 16, 2008 at 4:19 am

    I thought the shoe throwing incident was fascinating. Given the fact that Bush admitted he didn’t watch the news or read newspapers, he missed the warning that he & Rumsfeld would be hit with shoes.

    The former Iraqi Minister of Information gave this warning years ago. He also said he spoke better English than Bush, calling him a war criminal. And, a list of chilling things.
    see http://www.davidstuff.com/bagdad-bob.htm

  16. Dan Chmielewski
    December 16, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Sweetelle — Self righteous bitterness? Really? I thought deleting his post for containing an offensive reference to humilation porn represented higher standards.

    As for the missing vowel reference, well, its Polish and that’s how its spelled. It was my father’s name and I’m proud to have it. If we’re going to use the spelling of one’s last name as a point of contention, well, it really shows a lack of imagination on your part, doesn’t it?

  17. Sweetelle
    December 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm


    I’d say more of your lack of a sense of humor!

    Actually, your last name is cool, and if it were mine, I wouldn’t change anything about it either. I would venture to speculate that it’s regularly mis-pronounced, however. I was just ribbing you for my perception of your disproportionately defensive reaction to the comment that preceded yours. But, what do I know with my paucity of imagination and all!!!!

    Re: deleting the porn reference, bully for you for raising the standards. I guess I’m naive ’cause, like Vern, I didn’t appreciate its significance either. I guess that means we should blame our friends for not being porn savvy and consequently getting me into this argument!

    I gleaned that you found the Ann Coulter comparison passe, but I thought it was amusing and something no one else was writing about. And … it pleased me to realize she’s been out of most peoples’ conversations for a good year-plus!

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