Jeanne Kim recently summarized the antics of shoe-throwing replete with video re-plays. (April 15, 2014 in GlobalPost). You can watch these on the link below and enjoy the varied witty or not-so-witty repartees on the receiving ends.
To aid and abet your viewing of shoe launches, here is the list of twelve targets followed by an out-of-order list of twelve random details that Kim discovered. When watching, try matching the sails.
- Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Former US President George W. Bush
- Former Chinese President Wen Jiabao
- Israeli Ambassador to Sweden Benny Dagan
- Former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
- Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
- Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard
- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
- Former Chief Minister of Pakistan, Arbab Ghulam Rahim
- Home Minister of India Palaniappan Chidambaram
- Former US Ambassador Paul Bremer
- President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-Jeou
- His police force bought him a shoe-catching net.
- His assailant asked for her shoe back.
- The shoe missed the target, bouncing off another person’s head.
- It was more a shoe-slap, than a shoe-throw.
- The target wondered aloud if it was a bat. (Perhaps, it was a Bata.)
- Two shoes were thrown: one representing the dead and the other representing the living.
- The assailant was a lawyer.
- The target acknowledged the shoe-throwing as a political privilege that his government has won for that country.
- A journalist unleashed his shoe because he felt he was being muzzled.
- The target guessed that it was a size ten shoe as it whizzed by.
- Middle East times three: the target, the assailant’s reasoning and the location.
- The target ignored the shoe and the unassailable accusations flung with it.
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