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Protesters Give Bush the Boot

For the antiwar crowd, the shoe is now on the other foot.

The activists were really cut off at the knees when the nation voted in a president who promises to bring an expeditious end to the war in Iraq. And in a month, the other shoe will drop: George W. Bush will be gone -- and with him will go the raison d'être of those who have protested, picketed and heckled him these past eight years.

And so they assembled yesterday on Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House gate, to take a few final shots. Literally. They assembled a pile of clogs, boots, flip-flops, slippers and pumps, and, in celebration of the journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush in a news conference Sunday in Iraq, they tossed the footwear at a man wearing a papier-mâché Bush mask and a prison uniform.

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By Dana Milbank  | December 18, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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