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Throwing shoes at a president isn't funny


Date published: 1/9/2009

Throwing shoes at a president isn't funny

Shame on "political cartoonist" Clay Jones and The Free Lance-Star for holding a contest to make light about the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at our president.

Regardless of your political opinions, President Bush is the sitting president of this country, and we should all be outraged that someone would do this to him.

Certainly Mr. Jones could come up with something better to have a contest about--even poking fun at President Bush. Even though I, too, have been disappointed in President Bush's last four years in office, he deserves the respect that the office demands.

We would be appalled if this happened here to the leader of another country, and we should be appalled that someone would do this to our president.

Ray Fenwick

Spotsylvania