That blank blank guy who tried to hit President Bush with his shoes struck a nerve with me for a reason that seems to be escaping everyone else: the second shoe hit the American flag.
If I were the American president (use your imagination) and knew our flag was behind me, I would have caught the shoe or taken one for the team—that is the patriotic thing to do. That brave act might impress Tamron Hall of MSNBC and formerly of Fox News to answer “my” call at 3 a.m. “Yes Secret Service, if Ms. Hall phones…wake me…it’s an issue of vital national importance…this White House needs a first lady sooner rather than later.”
All kidding aside, I deplore this fellow disrespecting the office of the President. Yes, Bush allow his advisors to push him into an ill-advised entanglement in the Iraq, but I always gave him a certain amount of respect—an amount that reasonable Americans who supported McCain should afford President-Elect Obama.
For some reason, I would welcome Bush on a cross-country road trip because he seems like cool people. Rolling with Barrack Obama would be rough because I could not sleep in the backseat with the radiance from his halo in my eyes. You know what else is radiant: Tamron Hall.