The News: Enraged by Bush's smirking arrogance, Muntader al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist for Al-Baghdadia television, hurled his shoe at the ducking president and then the other, calling Bush a dog. He was immediately subdued and severely beaten by security thugs. Almost immediately, thousands of supportive Iraqis took to the streets demanding al-Zaidi's release. According to the New York Times, a "thinly veiled glee" pervaded the Arab world.
The Note: And doubtless beyond.