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The Shoe Speaks!

Once again Jonathan's blog is the place to talk with the real newsmakers.  Today we have an exclusive interview with one of the shoes thrown at President Bush.  The  shoe, which is named Abir, is currently locked up at a prison in Baghdad. Me: Mr. Shoe, thank you for taking time to speak with us today. Shoe: Please, call me Abir. Me: Okay,  Abir.  What made you decide to risk your life and hurl yourself at President Bush? Shoe: I really have been upset the last few months about the situation in Iraq and I felt like I needed to use my tongue to be heard. Me: Is it about the war still going on in your country? Shoe:  Well that's bad too,  but I'm more upset with the rebulding of  the country. Me:  The fact that lots of Iraqis have no water or electricity? Shoe:  No, the fact that there has yet to be a Famous Footwear built since the war!! Me: Excuse me. Shoe:  Look I'm not asking for a Niketown or an exclusive Bruno Magli shoe store to open.  Just something decent for people here! Me:  I see.  Was it scary to hurl yourself at Bush? Shoe:  No, I simply looked into my sole and knew it was the right thing.  Besides I come from a long line of dissenters.  My great-grandfather was at the United Nations in 1960.  (pictured left)  I'm proud to say he teamed up with Nikita Khrushchev and banged himself on the podium at the United Nations.

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