Send Bush A “Farewell Kiss”

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Today my sweetie and I are headed for the local post office to send a package containing a beat up old shoe from my closet to George W. Bush at the White House. In the package is a note saying:

This is a gift from the American people. This is the farewell kiss, George.

Then, this Friday, for the 16th monthly observance of the Iraq Moratorium, I plan to send along its mate, with a note reading:

This is for the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.

(Dody suggested this yesterday and it appears that a lot of people have come up with the same idea.) The Iraqi journalist whose words I paraphrase above, Muntader al-Zaidi, pitched a perfect game on Sunday. His two shoe barrage totally disrupted what the White House had choreographed as a farewell tour for Bush to claim success for the catastrophic wars that he lied the US into and will leave behind him when he checks out on January 20.

If you like this idea, please spread it far and wide! Let’s bury the White House in shoes, letting George know that we aren’t about to let him soft-shoe his way into history.

Crossposted at Daily Kos.


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    • Edger on December 16, 2008 at 21:30

    Would you crosspost this to OOIBC, Dennis?

    • Edger on December 16, 2008 at 23:40

    Shoe thrower tortured, Iraq to go up in flames?

    by dday at DKos

    (hat tip to pfiore8)

    • Leighm on December 16, 2008 at 23:47

    I work with college students at a restaurant near a California university (UCSC) who, for the most part, are in a social class unaffected by the mayhem in Iraq. No dead boyfriends, girlfriends, brothers, fathers etc.

    One of them thought the shoe-throwing incident and it’s aftermath was ‘funny’, what with all the jokes being made in the Western media and he believes the statement “This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” is somehow nonsensical.

    This is for him, and for the orphans of all wars:

    Talafar Girl

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