If asked to throw a shoe which politician would you choose and why?

@moksha09 (468)
India
March 21, 2011 11:21pm CST
Shoe throwing has become a favorite with the gutsy jounalists who want to show their angst against politicians. So if you were gutsy enough which politician would you throw your shoe at, will you throw to hit and what would you say even as you throw the missile? I think the citizens should be allowed to throw shoes at posters that come up prior to elections. The guys are so brazen, shameless and greedy for power that shoe throwing should be allowed at statues , posters and effigies.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Shoe throwing is an insult and a sign of Disrespect in the Muslim/Islamic Cultures of the World. So when you see a shoe being thrown at someone it is a sign of disrespect more than anything else. So when Bush got two shoes thrown at him the person was disrespecting Bush as both the words of his tongue and his position in Muslim Culture at least. In most Western Cultures shoe throwing isn't seen as an insult so it wouldn't have the same effect as it would if you where to do it in Iran or Iraq for instance.
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@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
22 Mar 11
darkjoev ... I think American citizens were educated that day ... the day that that Muslim journalist threw his shoes at our president! Who here actually knew that doing such a thing was an ultimate Islamic insult? I think the fact that too many Americans are completely ignorant of other cultures speak volumes. I think that that shoe throwing at our president, whether we all agreed with his policies or not, was totally NOT ACCEPTABLE! I also think that our Supreme Ct. has ruled that burning an American flag is not a crime ... I think doing that could be seen as one equivalent of shoe throwing.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Mar 11
omg! I agree with Gladys
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I agree it wasn't acceptable for us to see but I mean it was a little funny to see him dodge shoes like a pro though I mean Bush seemed to know what was about to happen so I think it was kinda funny. But yes I think some Americans where educated on the shoe throwing being an insult in Islam but still people don't seem to understand the culture that we are currently involved with on a ton of different levels. We need to learn other cultures so we know how to be diplomatic with them and not insult them in any way as much as possible at least. For example the Bow Obama gave the Emperor of Japan wasn't even close to a subservient bow as it would of been much lower than what Obama did Obama did a low bow that wasn't that much as compared to what a Japanese person would do if meeting the Emperor of Japan it would be a much lower Bow.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 11
Throwing shoe is not my culture. Definitely I will not throw shoe to anyone. In my country Malaysia, we have a very stable and harmony society. We are proud to be the citizens here. Throwing shoe or hating certain politician will never appear in our mind.
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@moksha09 (468)
• India
22 Mar 11
Don't you throw away old shoes, when you do so throw it in the direction of your favorite politico, that is all, LOL. What do you think of Mubarak wo has ruled for 30 years and his wealth is around 70 billion, he is the richest man in the world and all acquired by looting his own people , will you show your culture to such people? Are you not tempted now?
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@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 11
When I tell you that I never throw my shoe to anyone, it doesn't mean I am not supporting you. I didn't know that you were mentioning about Mubarak. Maybe I can help you more than throwing the shoe if I am capable.
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@moksha09 (468)
• India
22 Mar 11
Throwing shoes is enuff for me, I don't want to kill any of them , there are are far too many. LOL
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I wouldnt. That isnt a very civilized way to deal with politicians. Jail for illegal actions yes. Vote them out of office, yes. Throw shoes....um no. I like my shoes.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I could name quite a few, but none that I'd be willing to face the charges it would result in. They aren't worth that much of my time. I say it would be a "toss up" who I would choose.
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• United States
22 Mar 11
I don't have enough shoes
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
Its hard to determine who's who. Generally speaking, politicians are corrupt. Thus making it hard to select whose face will I hit my shoe.
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
Well in our country's case, I need a handful of shoes, lol! No, its not a joke, I think that's the reason why our country is not developing is because of our corrupt politicians. Its all in the news, from the ombudsman to the Philippine National Police Officials, gosh, I pity them.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I'm afraid in this economy I can't afford to throw my shoes at some scumbag politician. I know I'd never get them back and shoes are too expensive to discard like that. However, I might have just thought of a new way to clean my cats' litter boxes... Annie
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Thanks for the Best Response! Annie