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George W. Bush didn't know exactly how he would be received by Baghdad locals when he attended a press conference in Iraq in December 2008, but he certainly didn't expect what eventually came his way: fast-flying footwear. Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist angry with Bush for the U.S.-led Iraq War, launched two shoes at the president, who had just finished making a speech and was preparing to answer reporters' questions. Bush managed to successfully dodge both of the cleats, which were thrown in succession, and later made light of the incident, stating, "I'm OK. All I can report is it is a size 10." He went on to play down the event, calling it an example of "free speech in a democracy." Now that's stepping in someone else's shoes.
While participating in a news conference at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington D.C., in October 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson suddenly lifted up his shirt to reveal a stomach scar from a recent gall bladder surgery and kidney stone removal. The unprecedented move by the 36th U.S. president spurred several newspaper articles and cartoons. TMI, LBJ. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi.)
When President Barack Obama made a toast to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace in May 2011, things didn't go exactly as planned: Before beginning his toast, the president paused briefly, and the orchestra misinterpreted the break as their cue to begin playing, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" (also the melody to "To Her Majesty the Queen"). After asking guests to raise their glasses for a toast, Obama only had a chance to say, "The vitality—," before the music began. The president continued his speech as the music played, and at the end of his narrative, he lifted his glass toward the Queen and forced a smile. The music was still playing at the time, however, and the confused attendees waited to sip from their glasses until the song ended. (LEWIS WHYLD/AFP/Getty Images.)