What do Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush have in common?

Hillary Clinton - George Bush
Hillary Clinton - George Bush

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 – From congressional queries on Benghazi to whether she will throw her hat into the 2016 Presidential race to the speaker’s stage in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton is good at the duck and evade.

A woman was taken into federal custody after throwing a shoe at Clinton during a speech before the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay Casino resort. The former first lady and secretary of state evaded the flying object asking, “Was that a bat?”

Clinton responded with charm and humor to the incident, asking:

“Was that somebody throwing something at me; was that part of Cirque du Soleil?” before saying, “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

Security at the Mandalay Bay casino resort ushered out the woman, who is now in federal custody. Today’s incident is not Clinton’s first “duck and evade.” In July 2012, Secretary of State Clinton’s motorcade was pelted with tomatoes and shoes during a visit to Egypt after the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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The throwing of shoes in the Arab world is considered an insult because the shoe is seen as dirty, covered with the garbage from the street and worn on the lowest part of the body. To hit someone with a shoe, or to even show the sole of your shoe to a Muslim is a sign that you hold that person in low regard — beneath you.

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi lofted footwear at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad when he visited Iraq in 2008, first shouting, “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog.”

The group Clinton was speaking before consisted of representatives from 1,700-plus companies that process, broker and industrially consume metals, paper, plastics, rubber, textiles, glass and electronics. Also attending the meeting was Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder.

Clinton, who has said she is “thinking” about a 2016 presidential run, has been spending time making paid speeches. She is also writing a book about her time at the State Department that will be released on June 10.

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  • Marge Lippincott

    in her book is she finally going to tell about benghaziand how she and obummer knew what was happening to our ppl if not its as worthless as she

    • The U.S. State Dept. has been infested with communists since WW1 and Woodrow Wilson, they tried to steal the Russian elections for their comrades in the Russian Communist Party through non-profit n.g.o.s… just like at home in America… But Vladimir Putin beat them… so they launched a fággot jihad against the Russian Orthodox church over the the punk rock band and the Olympics (something Romney also piled onto).

      While Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon, three Navy Seals and a U.S. ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fúcking gay…

      Hitlery was on her worldwide gay pride tour at the time…

  • Jennifer Buchanan

    Hillary allowed four Americans to die in Benghazi without any consequences, and the shoe throwing woman will probably be held indefinitely for her actions in violation of her constitutional rights. Should we start a legal defense fund for her?

    • evenmaddermax

      Gods, you people are desperate to cast negative light on the woman. She “allowed” 4 Americans to die? Really? No, I mean REALLY!? I was probably unfairly critical of Bush when he was president but I never sunk that low. But…Bush did have the better dodge here.

      • evenmaddermax

        It’s as if you don’t truly care about the people dying beyond how far you can politicize it.

      • Jennifer Buchanan

        She is a bad person! Over a period of months, those in Benghazi requested additional support. They were aware of the danger they were in and needed help. There were attacks on two other foreign embassies leading up to this tragedy. As the Secretary of State, it is her responsibility to ensure that the proper amount of force is in place in our embassies around the world. When the ambassador requested assistance, SHE refused. She is accountable for those four deaths no matter how much she says, “What difference does it make?” Us “people” are not desperate to cast a negative light on her. We are not desperate at all. We just will not allow those deaths to be forgotten by a former Secretary of State or anyone else. Failing to act when all evidence prior to the attack said additional support was warranted means that she allowed those four Americans to die. That is fact and not an attempt to cast a negative light on her. My beliefs about Benghazi and Clinton’s incompetence are not political. I could care less which political party was in charge when something like this happened. I care that her incompetence and inaction cost these four men their lives. I care that it was unnecessary for them to die. Condeleeza Rice would receive the same treatment from me if she committed this crime. Now may be you and the rest of “you people” could open your eyes and have a heart for the families who lost loved ones as the result of her failure. Or maybe you think “what difference does it make?!

        • While Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon, three Navy Seals and a U.S. ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fúcking gay…

          Hitlery was on her worldwide gay pride tour at the time.

      • (muslim brotherhood) mahomet = baphomet (judaic bolshevist mammonism)
        ……………………………………..SAME DEVIL………………………………

  • bapdco

    As usual, Hillary didn’t even see it coming until it happened!!