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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, Nevada turned ugly on Thursday night, when a woman threw her shoe at the former secretary of state.

The woman was immediately taken into custody by security at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino; her reason for the attack is not yet clear.

Clinton responded to the incident with class, joking, “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial…Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the folks at Fox News offered a less dignified response. Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade took the opportunity to declare that former president George W. Bush is much better at dodging shoes:

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  • Paul Bass

    Well of course Bush is better at dodging shoes, he’s had more practice!

  • Ann-Marie Poli

    I wish someone would get the footage of Brian Kilmeade from Thanksgiving a few years ago when he wowed the other Fox & Friends hosts with his knowledge of the first Thanksgiving. He said the Native Americans who attended were a “very nice” tribe called the Heckowees. That’s freaking F-TROOP!

  • johninPCFL

    GWB had much more practice. He hunted with Cheney…

  • Dominick Vila

    Throwing a show at a person is a sign of contempt in the Islamic world. What is perplexing this time is not who dodged the show better, but the fact that the thrower was a red blooded American Republican, too ignorant to realize that she was emulating Islamic behavior.

    • nabnab

      I read that the woman who threw the shoe is the same woman who filed a restraining order against the shooter at the Batman movie. She stated that he was infiltrating her mind and making her do things. Maybe we can brag, “Our shoe thrower is crazier than yours.”

      • Dominick Vila

        When foreigners attack us or our interests they immediately become vicious terrorists, when radical Americans commit heinous crimes they are immediately assumed to be mentally ill. Perhaps we should stop making excuses for the violent tendencies of some members of our society and start treating them as what they are. That is, people consumed by hatred, intolerance, greed and extremely ignorant.
        For me, the sad part of the shoe incident is not whether ours are crazier than theirs, but the fact that some people are so desperate to find parallels between the tragedies and international embarrassments we experienced in the Bush era that some are willing to emulate foreign – in this case Islamic – traditions to claim that the leaders of both parties endured the same insults and rejection.

  • highpckts

    Bush probably dodged many shoes! Practise makes perfect!!