We’d say “How embarrassing,” but that’d be a little redundant, seeing as how this is the man who choked and fainted while eating a pretzel, is known for his “unique” aphorisms and has a slew of YouTube compilation videos devoted to his less-than-presidential moments.

Apparently the shoes came flying after Bush declared that there’s still “more work to be done” in Iraq while at a news conference in Baghdad yesterday. We really can’t blame the journalist, though–haven’t we all had our “Oh-my-god-Bush-is-such-an-idiot-I-want-to-pelt-him-with-footwear” moments? But maybe we haven’t all wanted to exclaim “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!” while doing so, like the alleged shoe-flinger.

“All I can report is it is a size 10,” Bush said after a successful dodge. He called the incident a sign of democracy, saying, “That’s what people do in a free society, draw attention to themselves.” Props to Muntader al-Zaidi for boldly taking journalism where it has never gone before.

Raw Video: Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoe at Bush [YouTube]
Bush: Iraq war is not over, more work ahead [Yahoo! News]