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Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Vegas Speech

At a speech in Las Vegas Thursday, Hillary avoided a flying object that many are now reporting was a shoe thrown by a woman in the crowd.

Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Vegas Speech
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To be a politician, you might have to be good at ducking tough questions. But if you're Hillary Clinton, you apparently have to be good at ducking flying shoes, too.

At a speech in Las Vegas Thursday, Hillary avoided a flying object that many are now reporting was a shoe. Take a look. (Via The Wire, The Washington Post, Politico)

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The shoe was reportedly thrown by a woman in the crowd who was then escorted from the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort in Las Vegas, where the speech was taking place. (Via ABC)

The Las Vegas Sun reportedly talked to the woman after she was escorted out. It reports she declined to give her name but said she "dropped" some papers after throwing the shoe. Convention organizers reportedly told the Sun police would be called. 

Clinton was reportedly in good spirits after the incident and cracked a few jokes. “My goodness, I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial.” (Via CNN)

Now, perhaps the reason Hillary was able to handle it so smoothly is because it’s happened before.

‚ÄčAs the Daily Mail reports, the former Secretary of State’s motorcade was pelted with shoes and tomatoes as she traveled through Alexandria, Egypt, in 2012. Protesters also reportedly shouted “Monica!” Ouch.

And she may have taken a few tips from this guy.

Then-President George W. Bush dodged not one, but two shoes thrown by an Iraqi journalist at a news conference in Baghdad in 2008. Look at those reflexes. (Via MSNBC)

Clinton was speaking to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was also slated to speak. No reports of shoes being tossed at him yet.