That didn’t take long…
Yesterday, an angry Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush.
Today there is a game parodying the incident.
As reported by UK newspaper the Telegraph:
Television reporter Muntadar al-Zaidi was tackled to the ground by Secret Service personnel yesterday after he started to throw his shoes at Geroge W Bush during a press conference in Iraq. The footwear missed the president, who ducked just in time, but Mr Zaidi was bundled from the room yelling: "This is a farewell kiss, you dog," at the President…
"If you watch the video clip, the Secret Service don’t move to protect the President until the second shoe has been thrown," said Sadi Chishti, managing director of T-Enterprise, the Glasgow-based company behind the computer game. "We’re hoping the agents will use this game as a training aid for future footwear attacks on world leaders."
In the game, shoes fly at the President, while the player, apparently a Secret Service agent, is supposed to fire dual-wielded pistols at the footwear. It’s all too easy to miss the shoes and hit the President, which was likely a design feature.
Certainly not game-of-the-year material and the parody could have been more artful. The guns add a very blunt and distasteful element.
GP: Over at MTV Multiplayer, Stephen Totilo wonders whether Bush learned his shoe-dodging skills by playing Wii Fit.
I wonder if Bush will dodge the judgment of history so easily.