Shoes Fly at D.C. Protest

While many in Washington today are celebrating Obama’s imminent inauguration, some are sparing a thought for the outgoing administration. Protesters in the city’s Dupont Circle this afternoon took a page from Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi’s playbook and hurled their shoes at Bush—though it wasn’t the man himself, this time, but a 20-foot-high Bush-shaped balloon with a Pinocchio-like proboscis. Passers-by were also encouraged to throw their footwear.