Sunday, December 21, 2008

Maker of 'Bush shoe' helps Turkey's trade balance

Apparently the type of shoe that was thrown at President Bush is becoming a sought after item in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. Here's the closing statements in an article about it that I thought was kind of funny.

Throwing a shoe at someone is a gross insult in Arab countries, and Bush is widely unpopular in much of the region. But as he enters his last weeks in office, he seems to have gained a small foothold of appreciation here.
Noting the spike in sales, Serkan Turk, Baydan's general manager, said, "Bush served some good purpose to the economy before he left."

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