Top 10 Shoe Throwing Joke List: Jokes about Shoes being Thrown at Bush

Bush got a pair of shoes thrown at him and the press has been going wild with the jokes since then. After all, one man so reviled that a journalist risked imprisonment and torture just to toss footwear at a man. Even Latin American leaders have gotten in on the jokes about President Bush, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva quipped “Please, nobody take off your shoes” at a news conference recently. The real gems have come from the late night show crews, so I’ve taken the time to collect the cream of the crop for you…

The Top 10 Late Night Show Jokes about President Bush and Thrown Shoes
(in no particular order)

  1. “Well, folks, looks like we finally found something President Bush is good at. Dodgeball!” –Jay Leno
  2. “You got to admit, whatever you think of the guy, he’s got good reflexes. Even Bill Clinton was impressed. You know, Clinton’s an expert at ducking shoes, ashtrays, lamps. Everything.” –Jay Leno
  3. “Now, here’s my question, and no offense here, but where was the Secret Service? I mean, shouldn’t they at least have jumped in front of the second shoe? I mean, you know what I’m saying? Come on. Seriously. Aren’t these guys supposed to take a bullet for the president?” –Jay Leno
  4. “You’ve got to give Bush credit. I mean, the guy moved pretty quickly. … Too bad he didn’t react that way with bin Laden or Katrina, bin Laden or the mortgage crisis, bin Laden or Afghanistan, bin Laden or the Lehman Brothers.” –David Letterman
  5. “I don’t think Bush really has dodged anything like that, well, since the Vietnam War.” –David Letterman
  6. “The shoe-throwing journalist is in jail. He didn’t think this through, though. I mean, if you’re a journalist and you’re unhappy with a politician, why don’t you just write something down? You’re a journalist! You can even get it printed in a newspaper! Doesn’t he know that the pen is mightier than the shoe?” –Craig Ferguson
  7. “Of course, the big story over the weekend is that President Bush had that press conference in Iraq, which turned into ‘Shoe-pocalypse Now.’” –Craig Ferguson
  8. “Anyway, the conspiracy theories have begun. Oliver Stone is already making a movie about the shoe-throwing incident. He thinks there was a second shoe-thrower, because that journalist threw two shoes in four seconds. That’s impossible.” –Craig Ferguson
  9. “Yesterday, at a press conference in Baghdad, an angry Iraqi threw his shoes at President Bush’s head. Yeah, when he saw the shoes, President Bush said, ‘See, I knew you guys had weapons of mass destruction.” –Conan O’Brien
  10. “The man who threw his shoes at President Bush is being hailed as a hero in Iraq. In fact, when he dies, he’ll be greeted in heaven by 72 podiatrists.” –Conan O’Brien

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