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December 15th, 2008
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Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/15/08

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soundoff (376 Responses)
  1. Lou, Canada

    The action of the journalist is condemnable as the war that Bush brought to Irak. Bush should be tries as a War ceiminal because going against the UN and the world. This is just a start and Bush should be hiding after his presidency because one caught by any citizen of the world, he will be sent to the International Court of Justice.
    Lou from canada

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  2. monnie

    i literally have not stopped laughing about the "shoe" incident; bush says that's what happens in a free society; however, whenever bush showed up to campaign or to make an appearance, no one could get close unless he/she was approved by bush's henchmen; bush's crowds were always checked here for proper tshirts and asked to sign loyalty oaths; so much for his "free society" rhetoric; good riddance george w, but the world is left with the damage he has done

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Mike Soucie

    It's about time someone let Bush know how they really feel.George is quick thought for a smurky old guy.But I think George should give that reporter a one on one interveiw and they can talk their differences in front of us all. This would be just thing to do and George can show what he preaches. To be just ,compationate and free. One Canadian's point of veiw .

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  4. Brittany N.

    What has Caroline Kennedy ever done? In fact, besides that last name, I have know clue who she is.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Don, WA

    Just seeing your first intro AC – I don't think we ever know who's truely qualified for senator until they jump in the senatorial pool – but she's gotta be better than "The Nanny" – what a great family – The Kennedy's.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Edward Olivier

    "Flying hoes?"
    We used to be respect at the world eyes, this what we get for sticking our noses on somebody's else businesses...!

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  7. CAROLYN JONES

    hi randi! caroline kennedy is the best choice for the senate seat, she has many supporters in new york she is a attorney she is a mother she has been for pe obama from the start she is the lady for the job. watch her fight for the people of ny, just because she is shy dont mean she want be ready to fight it is in her dna. name reconition is good but she will do on her own merits. out tragedy comes greatness GO CAROLINE.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  8. David Rudziensky

    Its time to get our sons and daughters out of Iraq now, those people do not see the benifit of living without Sadam. They hate us... just look at the reaction across Iraq to the fellow who threw shoes at our President, he has become their hero! Why are our people dieing for them?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  9. George

    This incident is another bench mark in supporting our success in Iraq. An act like this would not have been possible 5 years ago without it costing your life. We have brought back Democracy and Freedom of Speech for the Iraqi people. Maybe in time they will appreciate or presence.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  10. Never say Bernie again

    Who is Caroline Kennedy?
    Is the Ted Kennedy's daughter?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  11. Jon Presley

    I think that this reporter and anyone who attempts to harm the president should be jailed forever or excuted. We are in a hostal time in this world. A message needs to be sent to everyone that attacks on the president (who ever that may be) will not stand. In January we will have a new president. Not just new that this is his first term but new that no other race has ever been president. The majority of America voted for him but the ones that didn't there are a few in there that are not ready for change. I fear that if a message isn't sent that we will have someone else think that they can attack the president.

    Also this was an attack by a person that is not a US citizen and not on american soil. This is a war crime and should be treated as such.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  12. MaryBeth

    Janine: so right! I forgot that line! LOL

    Those poor ppl who thought they had saved a million dollars...how horrible. I hope they can get something back....what are they supposed to do now?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  13. ki2u roanoke, va

    anna has opened my eyes ty...and bush doesnt understand...iraq is like a battered wife...and the reporter was a stepchild...

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  14. vicki in auburn ny

    did the shoe guy act alone, or was it a conspiracy

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  15. Kerron Boothe

    Hi, I am from the Caribbean,.

    Bush says "that is what happens in a free society…" I wonder what the Iraqi government will do re this shoe thrower. He ought to be left alone since bush exonerates him by stating the above quote.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  16. Edye West

    Dodging two shoes isn't as bad as dodging bullets.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  17. tom faulkner

    Here's the scene: President Bush's news conference from Baghdad. A journalist stands up and throws his shoes at the President. The camera zooms into the shoes still tumbling on the floor. The Nike swoosh becomes clear : Freeze frame: the text comes up
    "JUST DO IT".
    Could be big for NIKE on Al Jazeera Television

    December 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  18. cathy

    We Love you
    Rod Blagojevich

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  19. Jack Josey

    I laugh every time you play the video of the George Bush dodging the shoes. Despite all his blunders and all the damage he has caused this country and the rest of the world, the guy can do one thing right ... duck.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  20. Forbin

    Hoooo Anderson,
    Look what we now get for spending billions of dollars on Iraq? Its a shoe throwing democracy.
    I am saddened by what i saw with the shoe throwing. I mean coming from a journalist, thats pathetic.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Brittany N.

    As far as the Bush-shoe incident, I think it's an accurate portrayal of what everyone thinks of Bush. That's why he's not dead yet, everyone's celebrating, I know I chuckled.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  22. renee mathews

    Where were President Bush's Secret Service when the shoes were thrown at him?I would think they would have responded to the President at least before the second shoe was thrown by blocking him or "rushing" the attacker. It did not appear that the Secret Service was near by.
    Thanks

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  23. Becky

    Isn't the new Senator granted their position by Governor? This is our chance to vote on C. Kennedy.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  24. John Amundson

    I think Bush deserved the shoes, in fact we should have given him the boot a long time ago.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  25. Kathleen Dana

    Regarding the incident with the journalist throwing his shoe at our president I would like to see the results of interviews with the other journalists present at the time. Thank you.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  26. elisabeth meier

    this shoe attack wasnt really funny, but cant he be happy it were no eggs?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  27. Joe

    We have elected less qualified then Caroline. At least she advisors to go to. Give her a shot.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  28. john

    Anderson, it seems like the first person to react in the shoe throw incident was the reporter seen putting up his hands to block the second shoe and not the security. Don't forget to mention him as it looks like he reacted to defend the President.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  29. Roderick- Albuquerque, NM

    At least the shoe wasn't a "Weapon of Mass Destruction".

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  30. Dan Conniff

    Are we suppose to be surprised that over half the Iraqi people are angry with the U.S. These are a people that have lived with centuries of hatred for each other. Why would they embrace Americans or any other outside influence. What the US has accomplished is to force them to sit down and talk to each other. That is a change they're finding difficult to deal with. No surprise they're not celebrating America.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  31. Suzanne Gelmon

    The majority of Muslims in the Arab world HATE the west. When will we stop pandering to the medieval mindset these people enjoy. Leave them to their manic hatreds. Democracy, it seems, is not for everyone

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Jennisca

    Hi everyone, good evening

    About the shoe attack, the only thing that I regret :
    Ck, why couldn't those shoes hit Bush's face properly?!

    Oh it was such a very good opportunity...

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  33. Kerron Boothe

    Hi,

    Bush says "that is what happens in a free society…" I wonder what the Iraqi government will do re this shoe thrower. I think he ought to be left alone since bush exonerates him by stating the above quote.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  34. Edye West

    Great throw! I must say that Bush was quite quick ducking that shoe fly shoe. He must be used to watching his back all these year. Well deserved.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  35. Wendy Grant, Olney MD

    The Republicans were saying that it's time ordinary citizens like teachers and plumbers get involved in the political system and run for office. So how are those ordianry citizens they are encouraging to get involved in the process and run for office more qualified than Caroline Kennedy?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  36. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    what's going on in the studio...throwing shoes at anderson? lol

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  37. Maureen, Georgia

    All the crooks are being exposed this year. I feel sorry for the people that had their money swindled.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  38. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    It's sad that Senior Citizen's got scammed! Their money wiped out just like that....

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  39. Lena red

    Rod Blagojevich, is a good man.
    he did what every one does. Senators get money from the Lobbies and banks and
    pass laws against the poor for bankruptices and rate of 26%

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  40. Maureen T

    So who will bail out that couple who gave that gentleman $1,000,000.00??

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  41. MO

    Wow, this Madoff guy is off the wall- Yes AC how did this guy go un-noticed?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  42. paul orofino

    I only wish that the reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush didn't miss . It might have knocked some sense into him.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  43. Sam

    It is an Absolute SHAME. It is a shame that he missed. Bush deserves to feel what he put the Iraqi's through for the last five years.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  44. GK Blank

    That someone was able to get two shoes off and fired at President Bush in rapid succession suggests that shoes like these should be banned. At the very least, there should be tougher shoe regulations.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  45. Richard Martin

    Throwing the shoes at Pres. Bush was an insult to all the Americans that have sacrificed for the Iraqis. Shouldn' they be kissing his feet for saving them from a tyrant?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  46. Dulcie - Denver

    I actually thought (and still think) the shoe incident was amusing. Yes, an insult, but I kind of think Bush deserves it. Heck, I'd be willing to throw a pair of size 9 spike heeled pumps at him, if I didn't think I'd go to jail for it.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  47. Sharon W.

    Bush's secret service did its job and responded appropriately to the situation. The reporter threw his shoes, he didn't pull a gun.

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Paul, NH

    Much of America tried to give Bush the boot in '04. It's a shame he wasn't hit with it then; we'd be in a better place now. It's a shame the photographer missed; it would have been a classic way to end the worst presidency ever!

    December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Haha! That webcast was hilarious! Great excuse to take the frustrations out on the boss! 😀

    December 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  50. linda thomas

    it's outrageous that the iraqui reporter would dare to throw his shoes at President Bush. After all that America has done to help the country, is this the way they pay us back?

    December 15, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
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