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Coleman busts a Bush move to avoid egg

April 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM   |   Comments

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he imitated former U.S. President George W. Bush, ducking to avoid an egg tossed by a detractor.

The 59-year-old Minnesota Republican said when an unidentified young man threw eggs at him outside his St. Paul home, he dodged one of the edible projectiles as nimbly as Bush dodged a thrown shoe during a Baghdad press conference in December, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thursday.

"He (the man) said something, some little obscenity, and then he threw another one," Coleman said of Tuesday night's incident. "I kind of ducked. A George Bush move. ... I ran after him but I didn't get him."

"I (expletive) can't stand what you represent," Coleman quoted the suspect of saying while fleeing on a bicycle.

St. Paul police spokesman Peter Panos told the Pioneer Press the egg-tossing incident came in the wake of a judicial panel's ruling Monday that comedian Al Franken defeated Coleman in their 2008 Senate race.

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