Washington, Dec.17 (ANI): In the wake of last Sunday's shoe-throwing incident against US President George W. Bush in Baghdad's highly secured Green Zone, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, who received an eye injury in the ensuing melee, has jocularly revealed that White House is mulling over a shoe check-in/ shoe check-out policy.
Bush, who was giving a joint press conference with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ducked sharply as the size 10 loafers whizzed past his head.
Perino, sitting to his right, was hit in the face by a microphone boom sent flying by a presidential bodyguard. Bush tried to laugh off the attack and insisted that it had no deeper political significance. Perino seemed to follow his example.
"Hi, everybody," she said at the start of today's White House briefing. "The shoe check-in policy/check-out policy will begin tomorrow," The Times quoted her, as saying.
Perino, the White House Press Secretary, was sporting a clearly visible black eye as she returned to work in Washington on Tuesday, briefing reporters on subjects including car industry bailouts and Middle East peace.
She was in the room when an Iraqi reporter, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, pulled off his shoes and flung them at Bush on Sunday in a gesture of contempt that has seen him hailed as a hero in the Arab world. (ANI)