Shoes Thrown at Bush in High Demand

Muntazer al-ZaidiIt might not have been wise for Iraqi reporter/shoe-thrower Muntazer al-Zaidi to chuck his shoes at President Bush during a news conference in Iraq, but the manufacturer of those shoes, Ramazan Baydan, was sure glad he did.

In Quotes: "Tim is a good guy..."

"Tim is a good guy, but he's not a thinker. He's the status quo." -- Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer on Timothy Geithner, Obama's pick as the next Treasury Secretary.

President Bush Escaped Harm; Press Secretary Did Not

Dana PerinoWhile no physical harm came to President Bush during his Iraq trip, the same could not be said of his press secretary, Dana Perino. After a local reporter threw his shoes the the U.S. president, and missed, security guards rushing toward the perpetrator knocked a microphone into the face of Ms Perino. She now sports a bruise under her right eye from the stray microphone.

In Quotes: "As president I couldn't allow us to keep paying a debt"

"... as president I couldn't allow us to keep paying a debt that was obviously immoral and illegitimate." -- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on why his country will default on billions of foreign debt.

In Quotes: "We not only saved the world..."

"...we not only saved the world, er, saved the banks and led the way...," -- Great Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown said before the House of Commons before being drowned out by laughter.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested; Tried To Sell Vacant Senate Seat to Highest Bidder

The FBI arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris at their homes this morning on charges that they tried to sell the senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder. Read more over at the Chicago Sun-Times.


Video: Republican VP Candidate Sarah Palin

Here's a video of Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin being blessed by a Kenyan pastor to ward off Satan and witchcraft. Read the AP story here.




Police Minister Danced In Underwear; Loses Job

Matt Brown Matt Brown, the police minister of New South Wales in Australia, resigned just after three days on the job over reports that he "dirty danced" in his underwear.

He reportedly stripped to his underwear during an office party and danced over the chest of a female colleague, a charge they both denied.

"I want to say categorically, they are lies, they are not true, they did not happen," Brown said.

However, Brown has to go, according to Premier Nathan Rees.

"I subsequently put it to former minister Brown late last night that there too many reports of you in your underwear for me to ignore," Rees told a local radio station.

And so that's how Matt Brown danced his way out of a job.


Ousted Thai PM Samak Renominated For Post And Then Un-nominated

Samak Sundaravej True to their words, Thailand's People's Power Party renominated Samak Sundaravej for the Prime Minister post after the court kicked him out for violating the country's Constitution by accepting payment for appearing in a cooking show he had hosted for seven years before becoming prime minister.

Britain's PM's Flipflop: Was For Obama, Then He Wasn't

Brown and Obama Britain's Prime Mister Gordon Brown was gushing about the Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama in a magazine article, while ignoring any mentions of John McCain, but was forced to retract his "endorsement" after people in the McCain camp called to complain.

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