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

(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.)

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Letty Grayson
Apr 17, 2014 11:56 AM CDT
As always, HRC is a smart, classy lady and probably our next POTUS.
Alan Taketa
Apr 16, 2014 6:32 PM CDT
Wow she was lucky not getting hit with the shoe but I still think there is a second shoe ter!
Middleclasscitizen
Apr 12, 2014 7:19 AM CDT
Wow she was "fast"? She ducked a full three seconds after the shoe went past her. Her reaction timing to threats is similar to what she did in Benghazi. Duck and say it was a bat.......or horrible film that caused the attack.