January 20, 2009

Never have so many shoes suffered for so noble a cause

Giant Bush blow-up doll, WH pelted with footware, insults, pretzals.

[The Dictator-tot] was given an Iraqi-journalist-style sendoff on his last full day in office Monday, as tourists and demonstrators lobbed shoes, pumps, boots, sandals and crocs from Pennsylvania Avenue onto the White House lawn.

Marching down Connecticut Avenue with handfuls of footwear, the group of about a hundred was on the receiving end of enthusiastic honks, thumbs-up and waves from people in the street.

The reception was almost as warm from the people guarding the White House.

As the protesters headed back toward Dupont Circle, a Secret Service agent left them with a parting observation -- "You all won," he said.

Heh. The only thing that would have been more fitting was for a rain of feces to pelt his limo as it made its way out of DC {on the way to the HAGUE!!!!! -- Ed.}.