Did any of you watch the Bush shoe video and develop a vague, gnawing worry as to whether Barack Obama would be able to dodge the projectile in a similar situation? Would the results be one of the following?
A) He has basketball reflexes and is composed of sinew. He dodges.
B) Remember, he is Jesus. He turns the shoe into wine.
C) Rahm Emanuel flying-tackles the shoe in midair.
D) WHY WOULD ANYONE THROW A SHOE AT BARACK :'(
count_nickula : St00pid Iraqi dude, doesn't he know Bush already got the boot? *rimshot*
E) Rahm would leap up and do one of those fancy-schmancy ballet kicks, sending the shoe back to connect with the attacker's family jewels.
kaiserkuchen : RE: B) <--BUT THEN HE WOULD STILL GET WET
canadian_plant : THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING. Because obviously (why? because it helps the story) his first instinct would be to turn the shoe to wine, wine being soft and a shoe being notsomuch, but he didn't think it through. So one second there is a shoe heading very quickly towards the president's face, and the next second he his soaking wet and (it was red wine!) there are dark stains on his dress shirt, dripping off of his face, and everyone thinks it's blood. Cue, I'd say, quite a bit of excitement. Maybe Rahm would tackle the guy who threw it.
happythree : Rahm would flying tackle to shoe in midair, but it was totally unecessary because Barack was only taking a second to ponder what tpye of wine he would prefer the shoe to turn into.
OH AND D OF COURSE :,[
everysecondtues : "You are too perfect!" the reporter wailed. "I have nothing bad I can cover. My only option is to make news!" The reporter tugged off one of his red chucks and lobbed it at Barack.
Barack caught the shoe, confused, seconds before a Secret Service member went crashing into his side. The room immediately devolved into pandemonium, several people dog-piling the offending reporter, others forming a protective circle around him.
"I'm alright," Barack said. "It was just a shoe!" For the sake of the man sprawling on top of him in protection against any further footwear projectiles, Barack was kind enough not to mention that it felt like the crash to the ground had bruised his ribs.
After the kerfuffle was settled, Barack's approval ratings climbed even further.
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