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1,000 Words: The Winners


A man throws a shoe at President George W. Bush during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad. (AP Photo)

There's something about President George W. Bush that brings out the best (or worst) in people. There were at least two dozen "1,000 Words" submissions that made us laugh out loud -- so picking a winner was really tough.

But, one submission stood out from all the others thanks to a sly reference to O.J. Simpson. It came from "MikefromMadison" and read: "If the shoe hits, you must acquit."

Well played sir.

Among our other favorites:

"Shoo!"
Posted by: ljenny

"Thinking that Bush will soon be returning to his old job in Texas, a member of the Iraqi media makes a pitch for a relief spot with the Rangers."
Posted by: GoodGovtGuy

"Local man protests Bush's controversial move to bailout Footlocker."
Posted by: cprach

"Shoe Fly Pie, Shoe Fly By"
Posted by: cjprentiss

"Yes, I dodged it! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"
Posted by: Jorge-GTown98

"Bush calls for more feet on the ground"
Posted by: hjackson05

"al-Maliki: 'No, no, gentlemen. I said he needs to get a CLUE'"
Posted by: nodebris

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 18, 2008; 6:00 PM ET
Categories:  1,000 Words  
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Comments

July 1, 2003. President George W. Bush: "Bring them on!”
December 14, 2008. Muntadhar al-Zaidi's: “Ok”

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Not one reference to "Bring them one"?!?!?

Posted by: DonJasper | December 19, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/12/1000_words_3.html#comments

Bette Midler once said that she wanted to be the funniest woman on earth - in work!
She said it again and stressed further the last two words.
It was my guess that she knew a Jewish New Yorker or Chicagoen whom she could not visit without apoplexy of the laughter tissues - on the way back home in the taxi.
But, as she would say, "Yes, one of those girls is the funniest woman on earth! But... she is NOT in work !!"

What several enough of the The Fix's readers' posts here say come just that as exquisitely close to Miss Midler's principle.


Posted by: abovetheassault | December 18, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

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