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Bush Shoe-Thrower Gets Well-Heeled Defense

Turns out that Muntadhir al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist who two weeks ago threw his shoes at President Bush during his news conference with Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad, has a defense team typical of far more well-heeled defendants. According to this report from CNN, a 25-member defense team represents al-Zaidi as its sole client, culled from the more than 1,000 lawyers who volunteered to represent him. Originally, al-Zaidi's trial was due to begin on Wednesday, but his legal team obtained a postponement, and a new date is not likely to be announced for at least another two weeks.

That should give al-Zaidi's team enough time to build its defense, perhaps borrowing a line from another Dream Team: If the shoe doesn't hit, you must acquit.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on December 30, 2008 at 02:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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