An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
An Egyptian man said on Wednesday he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday,
The daughter, Amal Saad Gumaa, said she agreed with the idea. “This is something that would honor me. I would like to live in Iraq, especially if I were attached to this hero,” she told Reuters by telephone.
Her father, Saad Gumaa, said he had called Dergham, Zaidi’s brother, to tell him of the offer. “I find nothing more valuable than my daughter to offer to him, and I am prepared to provide her with everything needed for marriage,” he added.
Honor? I’m afraid that I see no honor in being offered, as a prize, especially to such a juvenile little boy.
First off, this is a human being, not a bloomin’ Kewpie doll to be won at the arcade.
Second, the asshat did himself no favor by behaving in such an unprofessional manner. Anything he writes in the future will be suspect. At least in my personal opinion.
I know there are many who are just having a field day with the whole shoe incident, but I’d like to remind them that, no matter how you feel about the current POTUS, he is STILL the president of OUR country, and as such, deserves to be treated with respect. Not only did this weasel show a total disreguard for him, but for the U.S. of A as well. And THAT, dear friends, is NOT acceptable. It’s not acceptable with Bush, nor will it be acceptable with Obama.