It gives fresh meaning to the phrase shooed away. President George W Bush ducked a pair of shoes hurled at his head -- one shoe after the other -- in the middle of a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Both shoes narrowly missed their target.
The assailant -- later identified as television correspondent Muntadar al-Zeidi - leapt from his chair and hurled his footwear at the president, who was about 20 feet away and yelled in Arabic.
"This is a farewell kiss, you dog,"
Bush later bravely said -
"So what if the guy threw a shoe at me?" "If you want the facts, it was a size 10,"