It's taken me a while to formulate my thoughts on this. However . . .
America's president, a lame-duck suffering from apocryphally low confidence ratings, had a shoe hurled at him in another country. Ignoring for the moment the speculation that that reporter would have been summarily shot for doing such a thing in Hussein's time, I can't help but be bothered at the glee many pundits and commentators are expressing in this incident. We should not forget that however unpopular, the president of the United States is the chief representative and chief citizen of the people of the United States. That shoe was thrown at us as well as at him.