LAS VEGAS (CNN/KTNV) — A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas.
The former senator and secretary of state took it all in stride on Thursday.
“What was that? A bat? Was that a bat? Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?” she joked.
Clinton cracked jokes just seconds after a woman hurled a shoe at her during a paid speech in Las Vegas to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
“I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial,” Clinton continued.
The hurler — who slipped in without a ticket — was immediately subdued and taken into custody. It’s not the first time objects have been thrown at a politician.
An Iraqi journalist chucked not one — but two – shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference.
And protesters in Egypt threw tomatoes at then-Secretary of State Clinton’s motorcade – the latest incident nowhere near as threatening.
“Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did,” joked Clinton as the crowd cheered.
This incident may perhaps be an item for her new memoir, which her publisher said this week will come out in mid-June.
Until then, expect some more dodging from Clinton — not shoes but questions about her presidential ambitions.