Residents Outraged Over Shoe Throwing In Hillary Clinton's Hometown

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Chris Benesch and Bal Agrawa expressed displeasure with throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton.
Chris Benesch and Bal Agrawa expressed displeasure with throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Blake Barnes said he didn't think a Hillary Clinton presidency would change anything.
Blake Barnes said he didn't think a Hillary Clinton presidency would change anything. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Ted Barnes said it's time for a female president.
Ted Barnes said it's time for a female president. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Lange's Little Store and Delicatessen is a favorite of the Clintons.
Lange's Little Store and Delicatessen is a favorite of the Clintons. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Who throws a shoe? Honestly!

That was the reaction from people in Hillary Clinton's hometown of Chappaqua after an incident Thursday where a shoe was thrown at the former secretary's head while giving a speech in Las Vegas. 

"What was that, a bat?" asked Clinton, who was unharmed in the incident.

"Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did," Clinton was then quoted as saying.

Clinton was in Las Vegas to speak to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

The woman who threw the shoe was released from jail Friday and faces charges of disorderly conduct.

Clinton also made news in San Francisco when she said at a conference she was thinking about running for president in 2016. Clinton, considered the Democratic frontrunner is the subject of a new book "HRC," which details her time as Secretary of State, including her role in the 2012 Benghazi attack.

People in Chappaqua condemned the shoe throwing.

"I don't think that's the way you express your feelings," Chris Benesch said outside of Starbucks. "Violence, especially throwing a shoe, is not the answer."

Benesch said it would be an exciting opportunity for Chappaqua if Clinton ran for president.

Bal Agrawa also condemned the shoe throwing and said he hoped halfway through the shoe had turned into a flower.

Lange's Little Store and Delicatessen is the Clinton's favorite deli with President Clinton often stopping in for lunch or sending his aides to pick up food for him. 

At Lange's,Ted Barnes said he thought the shoe throwing was funny, remembering when it happened to George W. Bush.

"She didn't react as quickly as he did," Barnes said. "I have no problem with her being president."

Barnes once fixed the Clinton's septic system at their home on Old House Lane.

"He was a nice guy," Barnes said. "I'd like to meet Hillary. She would make a great candidate. We need a woman president. Let's see what she can do."

Barnes' son, Blake said he had no problem with Hillary running but didn't think she would make much of a difference.

Richard Lange, who runs Lange's Deli, said Hillary is going to win if she runs for president.

"Case closed," Lange said. 

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shes no george bush, look at the video of bush , he dodged two strikes that would have hit him in the nose. hillarys shoe wasnt even close, she flinched after it went by.

Look at all these comments! Folk all worked up over this dispecable act of insanity. First of all, no matter how retarded the parties are in this situation,they should be treated with some dignity that reflects our great nation in the world's eyes. I also is very suprised this was the first time we as the public have heard anything else thrown at Hilary. Those noisy heliocopters she and other rich people take from NYC to the "cottage in the woods" are a major nuisance!

the two living Gods on Earth Obama and Hillary just watch the media, imagine what hitler could have done with the kool aid drinkers we have now. The media and a large part of the population worships them as the germans did hitler in the late 30's . watch the videos of hitler and those of obama and hillary. The looks on the peoples faces are the same .. gods on earth speaking directly to them.

jerry, I agree with your comment one hundred percent. But every time I posted my agreement, someone at the DV deleted it. Maybe they don't like that many people actually see it the way you and I do.

Don't know if you know how true your words are. Go to the highly respected, intelligent and well known JPFO.org site (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms). These are not nut-job fringe, I assure you. The first step is to disarm the citizenry. Here, by trampling the 2A which, as the Founder's rightly perceived was the only hedge against tyranny. Not to mention the acknowledged God-given right for a creature (us) to protect themselves. Add side-stepping and flat out ignoring that CONGRESS passes laws, not agencies and the Executive branch and you wonder if we're back to "when in the course of human events." Distract the citizens with "bread and circuses". You can fill in today's equivalent products. Japanese & Native Americans rounded up in the early and mid 20th C and McCarthy's Unamerican Activites pandemic....and most still don't think it could happen here, if they know about it at all. The Holocaust happened because it could. Hitler was a leader of people who got their head around his ideology. Just like the kool aid drinkers here.

well said jerry.mcardle.96

There are four Americans dead in Benghazi, together with a looted and destroyed embassy, and all some people in Chappaqua can get "outraged" about is someone throwing a shoe at Hillary? Moreover, Obama spent at
least $1 billion, without Congressional authorization, to overthrow Qadafi and turn Libya over to the Islamist terrorists. Any outrage over that Chappaqua, or do you only care about shoes?

I agree John -

Yes John - shoes, and flowers and lattes complete with the story photo of New York's modern couple. Phoney outrage on the level of TMZ and Inside Edition. You know, John, the serious stuff. They think Ben Ghazi is an actor's name, and most of what they look at is their own reflection in their Iphone. Evolved to look downward, at themselves. Oh, and thrilled to pay huge taxes 'cause its such great bragging rights...among the stupid. Like shoes and flowers and lattes and clapping for Madonna and the other porn stars at the Grammys. The good life. You know, all high brow and "civilized". Like Hillary.

The residents I know wish this hick from Arkansas would just leave us alone, PLEASE GO HOME Hillary, Please.

I cannot believe that the liberal media has made this incident out to be a huge story in Chappaqua. Please explain why a shoe being thrown at Hillary is so terrible, yet the men who lost their lives in Benghazi is not worthy of a news story! Go ask the families of those killed in Benghazi how they feel! As a past Chappaqua resident for many many years, I deeply resent this newspaper portraying their liberal favoritism as being the "norm" for all town residents!

To quote the lady herself "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?".

If she's living in Chappaqua, then that means that for the time being it is her hometown. As for the shoe throwing, the perp should have been locked up for at least a week. It's about respect.

Spoken like a liberal, qualifiers everywhere and redefinition of words in standard usage. Hillary deserves zero respect because she has earned none. Ask her about the respect for the dead of Bengazi, the respect for the privacy of the American public. While you're at it (not), ask about her utter disrespect for the Constitution and her rank disrespect for the oath she took to uphold it? These are facts. Her hometown is in Arkansas, but she RESIDES in Chappaqua. Fact. As to the "locked up for at least a week"? Learn the laws of your land, (unlike Cuomo, Bloomberg, Hillary, Obama, et al)THEN vote for this turd, should you still be anti-American. Yeah, that's your right, too.Your position & the jornalist continues to disregard the mental health issues facing all Americans.The feigned outrage because they are shamelessly drafting on some famous person that lives in the same town? How pathetic. How tabloid rag of the Daily Voice. How disrespectful of genuine class and intelligence. Try respecting the needs of the mentally ill, much less even mentioning it. Clearly the gal ain't right in the head. Actually, both of them. But beware demands of "respect" and "lock 'em up". All this "acting out" in public spaces and all you can think of is yourselves and your imagined "outrage" as you sip your girly drinks.

Fellow Arizonan and as an ex-Westchesterite - you are spot on!!! Since when did folks in Chappaqua say "Ya'll"? Gimme a break. Hope it "turns into a flower"????Yikes. While said, aptly outside of good ole dangerous and anti-2nd Amendment Starbucks? Let's re-issue the old magazine cover from the New Yorker and their "view" of the (their) world that is foisted upon the rest of the Country.( Hey Arizona - They probably think Sedona is a State.) Hillary was appropriately chosen to be speaking about scrap and recycling. It's what she is best at, other than impersonating a native and using the Westchesterite moniker for the "class" she purchased but can never really have, afterall. What a maroon. Keep drinking that KoolAid, and reading shameless Liberal Democrat political plugs posing as journalism. Bias!!!!!!!

Outraged???? Hilary's hometown??? Yeah, right.

I can't believe there's even talk about her being President. She should do a reality show or something instead. Keep her busy.

Hillary's hometown? The hometown she "bought" in order to run for the Senate? The lady is a disgrace ... anything and everything has a political motive with the Clintons.

It's laughable...outraged at a shoe being thrown at their beloved Mrs. Clinton? No outrage from her over the Benghazi scandal, oh yeah who the hell cares, or fast and furious, or the NSA spying, or the IRS? Give me a break.

It's laughable...outraged at a she shoe being thrown at their beloved Mrs. Clinton? No outrage from her over the Benghazi scandal, oh yeah who the hell cares, or fast and furious, or the NSA spying, or the IRS? Give me a break.

Could not happen to a better person being kind on the last word

Too bad the woman missed. They hated Hilary in Arkansas when Bill was Governor so liberal NY was the place she decided to come to so she could take Patrick Monahan's seat. She's a liar a fraud and is responsible for the deaths of four people in Benghazi. I am disgusted by her callous and inhumane stance on causing four deaths. She doesn't care about anything but her self and power,
she needs to just go away and shut up. They actually found people in Chappaqua that defended her? She's a vile disgusting person and needs to just shut up and fade away.

Who took the call at 3:00 AM?

Who throws a shoe? I guess someone who is that frustrated and disgusted with Hillary.I guess you are a liberal until you no longer can afford to be one.

Shoe throwing is a stupid way to protest, no matter how justified the protest is...but I "betcha" Chappaqua didn't protest a peep about some foreigner doing the same thing to our previous President..double, triple standards?

I am offended by the fact that this woman was merely charged with disorderly conduct. I don't care who it was that she pitched the shoe at. Disorderly conduct would be if she started screaming out loud her objections in a meeting, disrupted the proceedings and refused to stop. Pitching a shoe at someone is attempted assault. There's a difference between freedom of speech and hooliganism.

What's outrageous is the fact that the Voice found people who are outraged by this. Who are you kidding? The country is going to pot and we are supposed to believe this? Hey Chappaqua Voice, did you ever take time to hear what the citizens thought about her performance with reference to Benghazi? This woman is a fraud and the editorial board of this publication should be ashamed of themselves.

58 people died overseas under Bush and you attacked the next President? Pleasssssssssssse!!!!!! Your the fraud!!!! Period!

I am sure Bush was criticized for the 58. But why do we always compare? Weather it is 1 or 58, what is the difference? Are you keeping score? Is this a contest? Do you have nothing else to say? I am surprised you did not bring up Nixon. If the media, which is basically one-sided and does not criticize and scrutinize the left in any way shape or form would do their job and report the news, neither the democrats nor republicans would have an advantage, and we citizens would have the government we deserve. A Government by the People and most importantly for the People; not a government for the media and improperly formed by the media.

Mrs. Pantsuit is the biggest phony ever invented by the media as having ANY qualifications to be anything. Any of those fellow residents want to voice the same outrage about the Bush/ shoe incident?? Hulkpage was right on.

I agree. If the media, which is basically one-sided and does not criticize and scrutinize the left in any way shape or form would do their job and report the news, neither the democrats nor republicans would have an advantage, and we citizens would have the government we deserve. A Government by the People and most importantly for the People; not a government for the media and improperly formed by the media.

Could it be because Bush screwed up so many times? Over 4,000 troops dead for nothing. Katrina screw up/ the air was safe on 911 lie. Let me count the ways!. And don't forget he is wanted for war crimes in several countries.

Amen to that - the best part was that is was another woman who threw the shoe. And what does Chappaqua being upset tell you about the level of intelligence in Chappaqua ?

Not outraged over Bengazi? Like Hulk said,who the hell cares?

Who the hell cares? And i thought the clintons were from little rock. They only moved to chappaqua so mrs pantsuit could run for the senate.

not outraged over one in five children in poverty, not outraged over the nameless drone murder program, not outraged over the lack of leadership and integrity, but outraged over an act of protest...grow up..every one of you.

She is now in good company, with Former President Georgw W. Bush.

Seems like no one in Chappaqua appreciates the cultural diversity that shoe throwing represents.