I could barely bring myself to read the story when I saw that he dodged the shoe. If he just got hit in the face, it would have been the perfect visual ending to his presidency.
If he actually hit him I doubt much would happen, it would be bad PR for the Bush admin if they did anything too harsh to him. You saw Bush try to play it off humorously, that's what you're suppose to do.
See what the backlash of flushing the Koran down the toilet does? Everybody turns into seventh-graders before our very eyes! Hee.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
The shoe on the face.. more of a cultural thing I think... remember saddam's statue being given the same treatment after the 'fall of Baghdad' when they took the statue at that intersection down with with an ARV? Kyuuei is likely to more accrately know/recall that event