Friday, January 19, 2007

At least it wasn't a Manolo

A shoe, tossed by a legislator, is seen bouncing off the forehead of Parliament speaker Wang Jin-pyng, center, igniting a brawl between both ruling and opposition parties during the final day of the winter legislative session, Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in Taipei, Taiwan. Friday's trouble erupted when dozens of lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers stormed the Parliament speaker Wang Jin-pyng's dais to try and prevent consideration of a proposal to change the composition of the Central Election Commission. (AP Photo) (AP)

The best line from the WaPo article: "Taiwan's Legislature has a reputation for violent incidents ever since the dismantling of martial law in 1987." Yeah, democracy often makes me wanna throw a shoe too.