The Rude Pundit has come up with an excellent idea in honour of Muntader al-Zaid, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush.
Send George a pair of your shoes:
This morning, the Rude Pundit decided to honor the efforts of Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi shoe-tosser, by taking out a raggedy old pair of sneakers, putting them in a Priority Mail shipping box, helpfully provided by the United States Post Office, and shipping them to President George W. Bush at the White House. He included a note that read, “This is a farewell kiss from the American people, you dog.”
Since throwing objects at the president is generally considered a crime, the Rude Pundit figures sending shoes to Bush is a small, good thing, a gesture of contempt that has context. Sweet Christ, at this point, there should be giant sacks of shoes heading to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, like letters to Santa.
It’s still in the 30s here so I am not going outside unless I utterly have to, but tomorrow it’s supposed to be north of 60 & near 80 by the end of the week. I will be sending a pair of my shoes sometime between now and Friday. How about you?
ETA: If you have a lot of flip flops as I do, they are perfect for putting in the flat rate Priority envelopes which cost $4.80 to send. They have flat rate boxes ($9.80) in multiple sizes, the smallest of which just happens to be advertised by the USPS as being perfect for sending shoes.