Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hurling size 10 shoes: What people do in a free society

By now, most of you would have seen this. As Falstaff says, reality can sometimes outdo fiction. What was President Bush's response? This:
“All I can report is it is a size 10,” he said, continuing to take questions and noting the apologies. He also called the incident a sign of democracy, saying, “That’s what people do in a free society, draw attention to themselves,” as the man’s screaming could be heard outside.


KRT said...

Apparently now there is an offer of $10 mil. for the pair of shoes. This is what a "free" economy results in.

Of course in a really free society and economy, the thrower-of-shoes gets multiple endorsements from NFL teams and shoe majors alike, rather than being tortured for testing the powers of democracy.

Hari said...

That's a sharp observation, Kartik. And very true.