President Bush shrugged off an Iraqi reporter's shoe attack (reaction video after the jump), but the incident raises an obvious question: Who'd imagine it would be so easy to lob things at the president?

Sure, the secret service jumped on the guy, eventually, but he still managed to chuck not one but both of shoes, with a nice long pause in between throws. It's a little embarrassing that the Iraqi prime minister had to play shoe goalie.

Quality secret service protection is only becoming a more important issue as the inauguration of the first black president approaches. It's not hard to imagine where the executive branch's bodyguards will take out their frustration over this embarrassment: White House press corps, invest in some slip-ons, and prepare for the off-with-the-shoes routine you know so well from the kind, competent folks at the TSA.

(Reaction video via ABC News.)