Shoe Statue honoring the journalist who threw his shoe at Bush

Now that is news that makes me laugh, who would have thought that the guy who threw his shoes at Bush would get such honor. I guess we know what Iraqis really think of him.

My question is this, shouldn’t there have been a secret service agent ready to take the shoe to the chest? If they could block a bullet, surely a shoe flying at much lower speeds would have been somewhat blocked. Seems like the Secret Service didn’t like Bush to much either.

I figured press conferences would be similar to getting on the plane, everyone has to take off their shoes and all that.

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