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Published: Friday, April 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

What I'd like to know is how much she was paid for this.

The kind of money these people make after (and during) their public "service" is astonishing...and more than a bit unseemly.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

"A black and orange athletic shoe was recovered from the stage,"

I smell a Nike commercial in the making.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

1) Don't throw a shoe at Hillary Clinton. How would you like it if someone did that to you. Plus it cheapens the symbolism of the Iraqi who threw a shoe at Pres. Bush.

2) Hillary Clinton said, "People bring their beliefs and their concerns to the table, and work them through," Clinton said."

I absolutely agree. I wonder if the mis-named Human Rights Cmmpaign invited her to talk to them, if she might point that out to them or decline the invitation based on this principle that she has stated.

slc, UT

So someone decides to attampt to assault her and your question is how much was she paid for the speech?

Indianapolis, IN

I am a right-winger Tea Party type and if I ever met Hillary, we would have a fairly unfriendly argument about dozens of topics.
But this is disgusting. At the end of the day, she's an old lady. Disagree with her, debate her, vote against her, but don't resort to childish violence.

Salt Lake City, UT

Likely a staged event to garner sympathy for Hillary. Sad thing is that it will probably achieve the desired results.

Mcallen, TX

Remember when Hillary stated she was under gun fire in Bosnia, and had to be pushed into a car by her body guards, to be safe of being hit by a bullet?

Turned out to be false!

How do know if this shoe incident wasn't staged?

Why can't this country have some morals, and elect people who tell the truth?

And yes! You won't see your taxes go up a single dime.

Virginia Beach, VA

Lixircat -

"You're a Right Winger Tea Party type?"

And "At the end of the day, she's an old lady?"

No. . . At the end of the day, she's a much better American than anyone associated with the Tea Party.

slc, UT

@jim and worf

Unfounded comments suggesting the victim of a crime staged the crime do make one stop and question the subject of character but not that of the victims.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to Tekakaromatagi

"Really? Honestly. Who throws a shoe?" - Austin Powers

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Whats wrong with a question about how much she made to do this? Seems like a very valid and fair question. I know you will protect Hillary regardless, but a simple question is no attack against her - no need to get so defensive.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

There was a time when vegetables was thrown. Shoes was too expensive now vegetables are.

slc, UT


You are right it is a fair question but there is also such thing as an appropriate time and context for asking such questions. A story about the person being assulted not good timing or appropriate context. At best it shows a lack of appropriate social graces.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

She lectures us that we have to come to the table and talk. Yet she avoids meeting with the family members who were slaughtered by her negligence. Shouldn't she go to the table and discuss what happened and give those families closure?

Unlike Bush she coward when one shoe was thrown. Bush had a smile on his face and stepped to the side. Either way, throwing objects, even at politicians we despise isn't appropriate. Neither is it appropriate for the justice department to pick and choose which laws of the land it will enforce.

The left wing that runs this country want civility, yet rarely have I seen it come from them. The people that lean right have been more civil, but, have room to improve.

Either way, this is what we voted for the past few decades. Is there any surprise with the outcome? Incompetent voters electing incompetent leaders=$17 Trillion of debt and $90 Trillion of unfunded liabilities. While pointing the finger at everyone else for the problem.

Stop pointing fingers and start explaining how the problem will be resolved without stripping US citizens of their rights and freedoms.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


You're really getting stuck on this "assault" thing aren't you, as if she's suffered some terrible event and she's a victim of some heinous act.

Someone threw a shoe at her, with the most dangerous injury that could have occurred is a minor bruise. But keeping using the "assault" term so we'll all be worried for her well being.

And FYI, the story is about her "assault" at an event which samhill is referring to, so yes, its part of the story.

But I know you'd like forever our focus to remain on this vicious "assault"

Tell us, were you so concerned about the "assault" on bush when someone threw a shoe at him? I think we know the answer to that don't we?

Leesburg, VA

@ JimInSLC, Worf,

This is sad and scary:

1.- You don't like Hillary Clinton
2.- Somebody attack Hillary Clinton
3.- The victim is Hillary Clinton
4.- Because of your dislike for Hillary Clinton you create an imaginary plot in your heads in which the victim is behind the attack.
5.- The plot you created in your head becomes your reality.
6.- Now, You dislike Hillary Clinton more than ever for organizing the attack against herself.

I would laugh but you vote.

Centerville, UT


"No. . . At the end of the day, she's a much better American than anyone associated with the Tea Party."

Your comments have fallen into the realm of ignorable.

Houston, TX

The lady that threw the shoe at Sec. Hillary Clinton was arrested and is subject to criminal action. If my memory serves me correctly, Pres. George W. Bush asked for clemency for the shoe thrower who attempted to pelt him on a trip to the Middle East.

Neither victim was actually hit. Which was the more forgiving person?

If Hillary had arranged the attack, it would have been more effective as Public Relations if she had immediately called out "No harm done! I don't want to press charges. Just take her outside and let her go in peace."

slc, UT

yes, it was wrong when it happened to Clinton and it was wrong when it happened to Bush . I know everything comes down to petty politics for some but for the rest of us we understand wrong is wrong regardless of the target and comments that are in poor taste are in poor taste regardless of the target.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I sure hope Hillary can overcome this unbelievable emotional and physical trauma of some lady throwing a shoe at her. She is truly a brave victim. I don't know how Hillary even gets out of bed after suffering such a violent attack that possibly could have given her a small scrape. The whole nation should really start sending best wishes cards to her in the hospital.

I don't remember such concern for Bush when a shoe was thrown at him. But I'm sure you were equally concerned about him being the victim in that one right? I'm sure since he was a victim you withheld all critic of Bush for a while during his healing process from that vicious assault right?

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