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Shoe Thrown At Hillary During Las Vegas Speech

From the CBS Las Vegas affiliate, KXNT:

Shoe Thrown At Hillary During Vegas Speech

April 10, 2014

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT, A.P.)–A woman was taken into federal custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort.

Hillary was speaking at a ‘Scrap Recycling’ meeting? How fitting. But notice that there is no mention of how much she was paid. (The going rate for her expertise is over $250K a pop.)

Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about it. “Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?” Clinton quipped. Many in the audience of more than 1,000 people in a large ballroom laughed and applauded as Clinton resumed her speech.

“My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” Clinton said.

She is lucky they didn’t throw solid waste.

“Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.” Clinton initially thought someone threw a bat at her. “What was that? A bat?” Clinton asked.

Yeah, she played softball, all right.

Brian Spellacy, U.S. Secret Service supervisory special agent in Las Vegas, said the woman was being questioned and would face criminal charges. Spellacy declined to identify the woman, and he said it wasn’t immediately clear what the charges would be…

[T]he woman had walked down the aisle to within six rows of the front of the seating area, threw the items, turned around, put her hands in the air and walked toward the back of the room. Security officers quickly caught up with her.

In the hotel hallway, the middle-aged blonde woman sat calmly on a sofa, wearing a blue dress and thong sandals. She said she threw a shoe and dropped some papers, but didn’t identify herself to reporters or explain the action. Security officials then ushered reporters and photographers away.

Spellacy and Mark Carpenter, spokesman for the recycling institute, said the woman wasn’t a credentialed convention member and wasn’t supposed to have been in the ballroom…

An attendee later handed a reporter a piece of paper that was apparently thrown by the woman. It appeared to be a copy of a Department of Defense document labeled confidential and dated August 1967; it referred to an operation “Cynthia” in Bolivia.

Say no more.

The incident reminded some of former President George W. Bush dodging two shoes thrown by an Iraqi journalist during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2008…

Except the media won’t find this so amusing. And they won’t play a endless loop of it, night after night, while they chuckle over it.

Clinton, the former first lady and Democratic senator from New York, has been traveling the country giving paid speeches to industry organizations and appearing before key Democratic Party constituents.

During a speech in San Francisco on Tuesday, Clinton said she was seriously considering a presidential bid and all it would entail.

Wait a minute. Less than two years ago, Hillary said she had no intentions of running for President — ever. She said she was done with public service after her stint as State Department. Are supposed to forget all that? (As well as so much else.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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