I'll confess I took a little un-Buddhist pleasure at the "Size 10" shoe attack that made a world-wide hit in the media and on the Internet yesterday. And I'll also agree that the recipient took it, apparently, with good humor. Although, when you think about it, this is the President of the United States, for God's sake, subjected to an insult whose implications he barely understood except as slapstick, pie-in-the-face comedy. It also seems a curious irony, doesn't it, that the assailant was thrown in jail for exercising one of his newly-found, Bush-facilitated freedoms. He had these ungrateful words for his liberator: "This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq." The miscreant, apparently, is not without support from those agitating for his release.
A friend, meanwhile, sent me a link to this other attack, which I think you'll enjoy just as much.