What I'd like to know is how much she was paid for this.The
kind of money these people make after (and during) their public
"service" is astonishing...and more than a bit unseemly.
"A black and orange athletic shoe was recovered from the stage,"I smell a Nike commercial in the making.
1) Don't throw a shoe at Hillary Clinton. How would you like it if someone
did that to you. Plus it cheapens the symbolism of the Iraqi who threw a shoe
at Pres. Bush.2) Hillary Clinton said, "People bring their
beliefs and their concerns to the table, and work them through," Clinton
said."I absolutely agree. I wonder if the mis-named Human
Rights Cmmpaign invited her to talk to them, if she might point that out to them
or decline the invitation based on this principle that she has stated.
@samhillSo someone decides to attampt to assault her and your question is
how much was she paid for the speech?
I am a right-winger Tea Party type and if I ever met Hillary, we would have a
fairly unfriendly argument about dozens of topics. But this is disgusting.
At the end of the day, she's an old lady. Disagree with her, debate her,
vote against her, but don't resort to childish violence.
Likely a staged event to garner sympathy for Hillary. Sad thing is that it will
probably achieve the desired results.
Remember when Hillary stated she was under gun fire in Bosnia, and had to be
pushed into a car by her body guards, to be safe of being hit by a bullet?Turned out to be false!How do know if this shoe incident
wasn't staged?Why can't this country have some morals, and
elect people who tell the truth?And yes! You won't see your
taxes go up a single dime.
Lixircat -"You're a Right Winger Tea Party type?"And "At the end of the day, she's an old lady?"No. . . At the end of the day, she's a much better American than anyone
associated with the Tea Party.
@jim and worf Unfounded comments suggesting the victim of a crime
staged the crime do make one stop and question the subject of character but not
that of the victims.
to Tekakaromatagi"Really? Honestly. Who throws a shoe?" -
interventionWhats wrong with a question about how much she made to
do this? Seems like a very valid and fair question. I know you will protect
Hillary regardless, but a simple question is no attack against her - no need to
get so defensive.
There was a time when vegetables was thrown. Shoes was too expensive now
@chrisYou are right it is a fair question but there is also such
thing as an appropriate time and context for asking such questions. A story
about the person being assulted not good timing or appropriate context. At best
it shows a lack of appropriate social graces.
She lectures us that we have to come to the table and talk. Yet she avoids
meeting with the family members who were slaughtered by her negligence.
Shouldn't she go to the table and discuss what happened and give those
families closure?Unlike Bush she coward when one shoe was thrown.
Bush had a smile on his face and stepped to the side. Either way, throwing
objects, even at politicians we despise isn't appropriate. Neither is it
appropriate for the justice department to pick and choose which laws of the land
it will enforce.The left wing that runs this country want civility,
yet rarely have I seen it come from them. The people that lean right have been
more civil, but, have room to improve.Either way, this is what we
voted for the past few decades. Is there any surprise with the outcome?
Incompetent voters electing incompetent leaders=$17 Trillion of debt and $90
Trillion of unfunded liabilities. While pointing the finger at everyone else for
the problem.Stop pointing fingers and start explaining how the
problem will be resolved without stripping US citizens of their rights and
intervention,You're really getting stuck on this
"assault" thing aren't you, as if she's suffered some terrible
event and she's a victim of some heinous act. Someone threw a
shoe at her, with the most dangerous injury that could have occurred is a minor
bruise. But keeping using the "assault" term so we'll all be
worried for her well being.And FYI, the story is about her
"assault" at an event which samhill is referring to, so yes, its part of
the story.But I know you'd like forever our focus to remain on
this vicious "assault"Tell us, were you so concerned about
the "assault" on bush when someone threw a shoe at him? I think we know
the answer to that don't we?
@ JimInSLC, Worf, This is sad and scary: 1.- You
don't like Hillary Clinton2.- Somebody attack Hillary Clinton3.- The victim is Hillary Clinton4.- Because of your dislike for Hillary
Clinton you create an imaginary plot in your heads in which the victim is behind
the attack.5.- The plot you created in your head becomes your reality.6.- Now, You dislike Hillary Clinton more than ever for organizing the attack
against herself.I would laugh but you vote.
GaryO,"No. . . At the end of the day, she's a much better
American than anyone associated with the Tea Party."Your
comments have fallen into the realm of ignorable.
The lady that threw the shoe at Sec. Hillary Clinton was arrested and is subject
to criminal action. If my memory serves me correctly, Pres. George W. Bush
asked for clemency for the shoe thrower who attempted to pelt him on a trip to
the Middle East. Neither victim was actually hit. Which was the
more forgiving person?If Hillary had arranged the attack, it would
have been more effective as Public Relations if she had immediately called out
"No harm done! I don't want to press charges. Just take her outside
and let her go in peace."
@chrisyes, it was wrong when it happened to Clinton and it was wrong when
it happened to Bush . I know everything comes down to petty politics for some
but for the rest of us we understand wrong is wrong regardless of the target and
comments that are in poor taste are in poor taste regardless of the target.
baccus,I sure hope Hillary can overcome this unbelievable emotional
and physical trauma of some lady throwing a shoe at her. She is truly a brave
victim. I don't know how Hillary even gets out of bed after suffering such
a violent attack that possibly could have given her a small scrape. The whole
nation should really start sending best wishes cards to her in the hospital.
I don't remember such concern for Bush when a shoe was thrown
at him. But I'm sure you were equally concerned about him being the victim
in that one right? I'm sure since he was a victim you withheld all critic
of Bush for a while during his healing process from that vicious assault right?
@ Chris B.The truth my friend is that I'm not concerned at all for
Hillary. What I find concerning is the vicarious joy and morbid attitude that
some people seem to get out of this incident. I think
"Intervention" said it best: "At best it shows a lack of appropriate
social graces."In my opinion there is no comparison between the
attack on Bush and Mrs. Clinton. President Bush was the leader of an invading
force in a foreign country. As a result of "his" war thousands of people
died. A citizen of the invaded country used the only recourse he had to
demonstrate against the person who in his mind was the criminal responsible for
the suffering of his people.Mrs. Clinton is delivering a speech in
the United States of America in a very normal and urban setting. This action
doesn't speak of Mrs. Clinton. This action speaks of the frustration and
emotional outcomes of those who feel threatened by what she represents, equality
and social justice doesn't seat well with some.
Hillary made a fool of our country by stating she was under fire in Bosnia.It would be foolish not to question this shoe incident.No
matter how many times a politician cries wolf, there will be those who will
never learn, and believe.
worf,Whats wrong with lying about taking fire in Bosnia? It made for
a better story. At least until her lie was discovered.And to think
after taking fire in Bosnia some people are now worried she is a victim of some
terrible crime because someone tossed a shoe at her?LOL. Can't
say I feel sorry for her.
Baccus,I think your dislike of Bush is clouding your ability to
think clearly. Take a deep breath and realize that Hillary is not a victim.
She was not assaulted. No one owes her an apology and criticism she receives
shouldn't go away because someone tossed a shoe in her direction.After all, she's taken fire in Bosnia for the sake of our country. But
maybe this shoe took her back to those harrowing moments huh?
This incident will likely garner sympathy for Hillary. And my dislike for her
may cause some here to support her further, but those people have either
forgotten or are ignorant of the role Hillary played in Benghazi and Syria. She
was incompetent as Sec. of State and she will be incompetent as president. But
I don't think that she will be elected, the economy will soon be
collapsing, this year or next, they cannot prop it up much longer, hopefully
peoples eyes will be open to the truth of what has been going on.For
those thinking that my suggesting it may have been staged, and feeling more
sympathetic toward Hillary, ponder how you will feel when you find out that it
I am amazed at all the haters and how quickly they came up with a conspiracy.
These same people made excuses for Sarah Palin quitting Alaska and blaming Obama
for all of Bush's failures. These same haters will scream and cry when
Hilary is voted into office as the first woman President of the United States of
Dang I missed all the fun. I wish I could have been there. Matter of fact I
wished I could have thrown one also. But then again why would I have been
anywhere to hear Bengazi Betty.. But at this point what does it matter?
W was a bit slower when he was grazed by a shoe in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Clinton's reflexes are better.I agree with the majority of
writers, this is not how America should act. This was planned if she had
sandals on and an assault. Do the Koch brothers make footwear too? Please give
me the brand I can avoid, like cutting up my gas card.Typical Right
wing stuff: if you can't beat her with logic and compassion, then
physically hurt her.
@LOU Montana--what does George Bush, or Sarah Palin have to with Hillary?
Doesn't have anything to do with Benghazi, or making up things like being
shot at.Many men have died for our freedom to question political
leaders. If people did it more, we wouldn't have a national debt equal to
$700,000 for every second of a year, or have seventy percent of our people being
fed by government.Only those with low expectations would vote
Hillary. What has she done?