Sunday, December 14, 2008

Soleful Send Off

You've seen the act: now the reviews. I'd say there are many happy people around the world feeling that Muntazir al Zaidi speaks for them. Gorilla Guides reports he said this as he threw the shoes, a parting shot heard round the world:
First Shoe: "This is the gift from the Irakis this is the farewell kiss you dog." Second Shoe: "This is from the widows, the orphans and those killed in Irak. "

Bloggers respond: Raed in the Middle: Message from the Iraqi People :)
A Star from Mosul: This Made My Day
3eeraqimedic: Cold Water on My Heart!!!!

I'm sending a shoe to the White House, myself. A perfect ending gesture (not farewell) to the Worst. President. Ever.

UPDATE: Go here to sign a petition supporting the release of Mr. Al Zaidi.

UPDATE II: Send shoes to:
The White House,
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

and to:
George W. Bush Presidential Library
c/o SMU
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas TX 75205

Reportedly, al Zaidi was beaten badly after he was removed from the pressroom. Please, if you can, send shoes in solidarity.


Border Explorer said...

Found you through Mock Paper Scissors. Great idea!

And: I love your blog.

Laura said...

Thank you, Border Explorer!

FranIAm said...

I too am here via Tengrain and like BE, I could not agree more!

And I am going to make it a very dirty, old shoe at that.

Connecticut Man1 said...

'Nother Scissorhead...

I had thought that holding a shoe in the air would be a great at demonstrations. One of those few things that the Preznits SS wouldn't take from you as you enter a place where he is scheduled to mangle the English language.

"Bare your sole for Bush!"

Laura said...

WOW! Thank you fellow Scissorheads!

Rowan Berkeley said...

Laura, please find out more from the person who gave you "reported, he was beaten badly".

Laura said...

Go to Raed's website, Rowan: he reports that his contacts in Baghdad told him this.

Betsy said...

Excellent post Laura!