A Couple of Loafers


I’m curious–willShrub having to duck footwear be the legacy of his administration (“if the shoe fits”)–or are there competing images that have been burned into the collective retina? Offhand, I can think of a number of moments, from “Bring ’em On” to “Brownie, You’re Doing a Heckuva Job,” but the Florsheim rondevouz near-miss seemed to capture the essence of the global public’s dissatisfaction with “The Decider.”

And, at least according toCountdown, aggressive shodding as an act of protest is gaining a certain cachet, at least for the moment.

Of course, such symbolism masks the sheer volume of damage this administration has managed to foist upon civil society and the machinery of government…but most people are plenty busy enough trying to deal with their own life, and so on…so, is it “it’s gotta be the shoes,” or will something else be the first thing people think of when considering the eight-year trainwreck?

I’d be interested in hearing what others think.