Hillary Clinton Has Shoe Thrown at Her. Again.

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Matt Berman
April 10, 2014, 1:44 p.m.

Sure­fire way to get your­self ar­res­ted: Throw foot­wear at a Clin­ton.

Just as she was be­gin­ning a speech Thursday af­ter­noon at the Man­dalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Ve­gas, Hil­lary Clin­ton was met with a fly­ing ob­ject. Clin­ton ducked, the AP re­ports, and was not hit. She re­portedly took the whole af­fair lightly, turn­ing it in­to a joke.

The wo­man who threw the ob­ject, which she said was a shoe, was re­moved from the event by se­cur­ity. She gave no reas­ons for throw­ing a shoe, and au­thor­it­ies tell the AP that she will be ar­res­ted.

This isn’t the first time Clin­ton has found her­self on the wrong side of foot­wear. In Ju­ly 2012, when she was sec­ret­ary of State, Clin­ton’s mo­tor­cade was pel­ted with to­ma­toes and shoes dur­ing a vis­it to Egypt. Ap­par­ently Clin­ton has a knack for avoid­ing fly­ing pro­jectiles: She wasn’t ac­tu­ally hit by shoes or fruit back then either.

But the real polit­ic­al mas­ter of shoe dodging has to be George W. Bush, who did this in Ir­aq in 2008:

Want to know more about shoe-throw­ing in­cid­ents? We’ll just leave this right here.


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