I found this piece this morning, and found it insightful as well as humorous. I especially liked the author’s notice of how true liberty brings out people of “courage”, that despotism never does. Comparing the Bush’s shoe-throwing attacker to the courageous Dixie Chicks is right on the money. If Bush had been half the demon depicted by the left, fewer lefties would’ve exercised their free speech rights. It’s easy to be courageous when there’s no real risk in doing so. As the author suggests, that the shoe-thrower lobbed his loafers at all is a sign that Bush’s policies in Iraq have successfully brought about the freedom he sought for them.