Today, while speaking at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference in Las Vegas, she demonstrated that she is as quick-thinking and fleet of movement as Derek Jeter when she dodged a shoe lobbed at her by a woman in the audience who was taken into custody. Reportedly, Hillary was not hit, and her hand-on-the-hip stance is as cool as that of any Major League short stop. You can almost envision the glove on her left hand. Note to all: She is as good at ducking flying objects as she is fielding all the pointless questions about 2016. She will speak about that when she is good and ready so stop the useless prodding.
A woman was taken into custody after hurling what she said was a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech — and the former secretary of state was quick with a witty comeback.The bizarre incident happened just moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.The former first lady, 66, ducked, but did not appear to be struck by the flying object. She quickly joked about the incident.Clinton quipped: "Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?"She added: "My goodness, I didn't know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did."Read more >>>>
Update: Federal and local charges have been filed.
LAS VEGAS — Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech.The trespassing and violence charges lodged Sunday against Alison Michelle Ernst in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas come as local prosecutors consider a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in state court.Ernst didn't respond to a phone message Monday, and it isn't clear if she has a lawyer.The 36-year-old faces a June 24 court date on the local charge, which could get her a year in county jail stemming from the incident Thursday.
A court date in the federal case wasn't immediately set. Clinton wasn't struck by the shoe. She continued her speech to a recycling industry conference at the Mandalay Bay resort.