What bothers me so much is that in addition to the laughing, there is some kind of retarded assumption that just because I don't agree with P.E. Obama on MANY things, I would enjoy a shoe being thrown at him.

It would make me sick. And it makes me sick that people think I'm lying about that, because it is 100% true.

To think I'm lying about my respect for the office of the president and my belief that the office - whether "my guy" is in there or not - deserves and requires a certain amount of respect is only to show that a certain segment of our society have tragically lost something morally. Something absolutely necessary for a civil society.

I would not applaud someone throwing a shoe at Ahmadinijad, either, and I showed up at both the Columbia and UN Protests against him.

Thanks, Code Pink, for helping to create an environment where throwing shoes at world leaders is seen as "funny" and "cool" instead of a world where people can actually talk about their differences.

Posted by airforcewife at December 26, 2008 07:09 PM

AFW's last line contrasts throwing with talking.

Words over shoes any day - toward anyone - I'll say.

I'm not interested in offices. I don't respect anyone because of their titles; I respect them for what they think, say, and do. And if I don't respect them, I don't expect to change their minds with my footwear. One can't win intellectual victories with Nikes.

Posted by Amritas at December 26, 2008 08:05 PM

One can't win intellectual victories with Nikes.
Especially when they are wearing those Nikes to protests against sweatshops in Asia.

Heh. Sorry, couldn't resist. But I seemed to see a lot of that at the protests I went to!

Posted by airforcewife at December 27, 2008 11:10 AM

Good observation, AFW!

It's hard to live a "pure" life. We're so brainwashed by those big bad capitalists. We're all victims ... sob ...

I bet some of those protesters drove to their life-defining events in SUVs.

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