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Dick Cheney Hunting Game - Does it Go Too Far?

Vice-president Dick Cheney's recent hunting accident has been lampooned by the best of them, including Jon Stewart, Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Here in video game land, more than a few wags suggested that Cheney might have been influenced by too many sessions of Duck Hunter.

But does Celebrity Hitman: Cheney's Fury, an online game which parodies the Veep's hunting accident, push the boundaries of taste - and perhaps U.S. law?

In the game players can choose their prey from menu which includes President Bush, Senator Hillary Clinton, Osama bin Laden, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan appear as bonus targets during play. In the screen shot at left, President Bush is the character depicted in a bear skin.

GP got wind of the game via a press release from the host site, AddictingGames, which offers a wide array of free Flash and Java-based games. Cheney's Fury is a featured game on the site, along with the likes of Farting Dog Harmonics and Run Li'l Broccoli.

The AddictingGames press release reads in part, "Want to blow off a little steam Cheney style before heading into the long weekend? ...In the game, you're Dick Cheney, and you've invited your pals... on a little hunting trip. Play the game and see what happens to Cheney's "friends" when they rub him the wrong way..."
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Tags: addictinggames, armegalo, bush, cheney, cheney's fury, jfk reloaded, richard pringle
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