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Cheney satire brigades

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It started when we headed to the Huffington Post to see what they had to say about Cheney's hunting accident: we got distracted. Look, they had a link to the CheneyHunt Game! Shoot along with Cheney! But the game doesn't last long enough for us.

Of course Jon Stewart nailed it on The Daily Show last night: Cheney: #2 With A Bullet!. Incidents like these are like manna from heaven for satirists, and they just don't fall that often: Stewart noted that a sitting VP hasn't shot anyone since Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in 1804.

Rockstar Comics has their own fake news report. It includes an eyewitness, who quotes Cheney as saying "Walk it off, bitch!" to Harry Whittington.

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But then we remembered the truth is stranger — maybe funnier — than fiction. White House spokesman Scott McClellan tap-dances around the delayed disclosure of the incident. Texas officials said that Cheney would be issued a citation for hunting without the proper permit. And it turns out Cheney is less skilled with a weapon than your average Republican child.