There’s now a Facebook fansite for Muntadar al-Zaidi — a.k.a., the Shoe- Thrower — up and running. Obviously not his own as al-Zaidi has been in custody since the shoe-throwing incident last Sunday evening.
A Int’l Herald Tribune account recaps as follows: “At a news conference with Bush and Maliki on Sunday evening in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Zaidi, a reporter for Al Baghdadia, a satellite television network, rose from his seat and threw one of his shoes at Bush’s head. He shouted: ‘This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog!’
“Bush ducked and the shoe missed him. Zaidi then threw his other shoe, shouting, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!” The shoe hit the wall behind Bush.”