Hillary Clinton Has to Duck a Shoe During Speech

She laughs it off in Vegas

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 10, 2014 5:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton had to be fast on her feet during a speech in Las Vegas today. A woman in the audience chucked a shoe that whizzed past her head, reports the Las Vegas Sun. "Good thing she didn't play softball like I did," said Clinton, drawing laughter. The unidentified woman apparently threw a stack of papers, too, before being escorted from the convention to face arrest, reports the Review-Journal. Clinton was speaking before the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and the woman wasn't part of the convention, says a spokesperson. It's unclear at this point what prompted her protest. "My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” said Clinton. (Click to see George W. Bush's famous close call with a shoe in Iraq.)

Hillary Clinton ducks during her speech in Las Vegas today.
Hillary Clinton ducks during her speech in Las Vegas today.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus)
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