Hillary Clinton got a taste of how George Bush felt when he was pelted with two shoes by an Iraqi journalist in 2008, as a woman hurled a shoe at the political figure as she delivered a speech at a convention in Las Vegas on Thursday.
After smartly dodging the shoe missile, the shaken Clinton joked, ‘What was that, a bat? Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?’
‘My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,’ she added. ‘Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.’
The shoe thrower was immediately taken into custody and is expected to be charged.
Watch Hillary Clinton’s shoe encounter:
… and George Bush’s: