The now-ubiquitous shoe-hero alleges a severe prison beating as the case reverberates through the Iraqi Parliament. Meanwhile, the American media jerks itself off laughing about those ungrateful A-Rabs. Either way, someone’s gettin’ paid. The previously anonymous “Model 271,” a standard-issue black leather Oxford, is flying off the shelves of its Turkish maker. Orders have skyrocketed in the past week, with the company taking full advantage of the situation:
“Five thousand posters advertising the shoes, on their way to the Middle East and Turkey, proclaim “Goodbye Bush, Welcome Democracy” in Turkish, English and Arabic.”
Serdan Turk, general manger of Baydan Shoes, praised the outgoing president:
“Mr. Bush served some good purpose to the economy before he left.”
Now, if someone would just hit Cheney with an American-made car.