It’ll take a mighty big man to fill these shoes.
Iraqis recently erected this statue to honor their countryman, Muntazar al-Zaidi, who catapulted to fame after hurling his footwear at George W. Bush on the president’s farewell visit to the occupied nation in December.
Elsewhere, a protester in the UK has copied this manner of protest by throwing his shoes at Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao who was speaking at Cambridge University on Monday. The 27-year-old dissenter also shouted a litany of epithets and commanded fellow audience members to “Stand up and protest. . . . This dictator here, how can you listen to the lies he’s telling?”