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Laura Bush on why the President was able to duck Iraqi’s shoe: He’s ‘such a natural athlete.’

By Amanda Terkel on December 18, 2008 at 5:53 pm

"Laura Bush on why the President was able to duck Iraqi’s shoe: He’s ‘such a natural athlete.’"

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President Bush has dismissed his infamous shoe-throwing debacle as nothing more than “bizarre” and “amusing.” However, in a new interview with USA Today, First Lady Laura Bush said she took Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi’s actions much more seriously. “As a wife, I saw it as an assault, and that’s what it was,” she said. “So I didn’t laugh it off.” Laura Bush also confirmed that she had seen video of the incident wasn’t at all surprised that the shoe didn’t hit her husband because he’s “very quick.” “That’s one of things I saw — he’s such a natural athlete,” she added.

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