We’re glad we can show the world that we’re the most civilized democrcay in the world and that we know how to have spirited political debate and still maintain manners and proper decorum. (Remember how outraged folks were when this happened to President Bush in an Arab country?) And, people wonder why David Bowie wrote “I’m Afraid of Americans.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slKNd22GGaQ&feature=kp) He might have been speaking in a slightly different sense but you’ve got to wonder. Road rage, shootings over loud music, beatings of innocent motorist, murder of tourists for kicks, churches blown up…
Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech
Ken Ritter Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.
Moments later, still in the stage spotlight, the former secretary of state reflected calmly on what she called “an atmosphere and attitude in politics” that she said rewards inflexibility and extremism.
“That is not the way democracy works,” Clinton said as she fielded apologies and questions Thursday from Jerry Simms, the outgoing chairman of the host Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
“People bring their beliefs and their concerns to the table, and work them through,” Clinton said.
Meanwhile, a woman was taken into federal custody after admitting she threw the shoe. She didn’t say why she did it.