Earlier today I read about the incident where an Iraqi journalist malcontent (much like some of the "mainstream" media types in this country) threw a shoe at the visiting President Bush.
Frankly, I wouldn't have liked to see such a thing happen to the despicable excuse for a president that Bill Clinton was, nor would I like to see it happen to President-elect Barack Obama.
The President of the United States represents this nation, especially when overseas dealing with international relations. So when this Iraqi journalist (who is obviously unappreciative of the freedom President Bush bought for him and the blood of 4,000 U.S. soldiers have paid for on his behalf) threw a show at President Bush, he threw that shoe at you, at me, and at our country.
Sadly and predictably, in reaction I saw the usual back-of-the-classroom, slumped-down-in-the-seat snickering and chuckling from some on the Left...those who don't have the good sense to put their country first...or even second or third.
But a big hat tip to Todd Epp at the liberal SD Watch for being the grownup in the room.
While voicing his discontent with President Bush, Todd nevertheless condemns this incident:
But in no way do I find today’s attack against him by an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at him funny or appropriate. I was shocked when I saw the footage today.
Thanks, Todd. Thanks for standing up for our president, our country, and setting a good example for others to follow.