When it comes to things to throw at dirty politicians, there are so many options—tomatoes, furniture, urine-filled water balloons, etc. Why not think big? Alas, India is stuck in shoe-throwing rut. Biters!
Ever since hero Baghdad shoe thrower Muntader al-Zaidi got so many props for almost beaning Bush, Indians have been going shoe crazy:
1. A reporter threw a shoe at the Home Minister from five feet away, and missed (pictured!).
2. A principal thew a shoe at a Congress Party lawmaker. But he was drunk, so whatever.
3. A partisan threw a slipper at a candidate for prime minister.
4. Protesters threw shoes at the Chinese Embassy.