Above: president Bush shows excellent ducking ability as he comes under rapid shoe fire in iraq. According to Bloomberg: In Arab culture, throwing shoes is a grave show of disrespect. The man shouted an Arabic phrase, which an Iraqi present translated as “this is a farewell kiss, dog.”
• bush reported to be drinking heavily, called wife "cunt". Apparently Laura Bush's stays at the White House are less frequent and her overnight trips to the Mayflower Hotel often coincide with the president's drunken binges.
• update: thousands march in iraq demanding release of the shoe throwing journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi who is being hailed as a hero. Meanwhile Bush is saying the incident is a sign of a free society in Iraq, and that being under shoe fire as "may rank up there as one of the weirdest" things to have happened in his presidency. Of course he was not counting himself when he said that.