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Eh. I’ve seen tougher crowds

I remember being quite proud of the deft way Bush ducked those shoes pitched at him during a news conference in Iraq. Dude had reflexes.

“If you want the facts, it’s a size 10 shoe that he threw,” Mr Bush joked afterwards.

Obama wasn’t quite as graceful. For the record, the reporter swears he didn’t mean to interrupt; he thought Obama was done speaking. With the way O drones on and on and on, that’s not unbelievable.

Anyhoo, I would, on the whole, rather a certain decorum be observed at these things. Lord knows, American politics is usually a pretty undignified affair. On the other hand, crying rivers I am not.

And despite what you may have read on Twitter, the “heckling” incident is not overshadowing the main story — Obama’s de facto immigration amnesty by executive order. I had to dig a little in the news services to find a headline for the former (oh, and do follow the link — could they have snapped a less flattering shot of the reporter, Neil Munro?).

Maybe the wires didn’t want to have to repeat his question.

Good weekend, y’all!

June 15, 2012 — 10:02 pm
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