It might be difficult to get onboard with foreign policies, but George Dubya Bush has proven he can still be an entertaining figure even now he’s out of office.
The net’s been bulging at the sides with mini-games featuring the infamous shoe throwing incident that occurred during Dubya’s recent visit to Iraq, though a similar iPhone app has failed to make it through the submissions process.
The game, called MyShoe, requires you to hold the iPhone like a shoe (not quite sure how exactly a shoe’s meant to be held, but anyway) and whip it at a caricatured picture of George. It measures how hard and accurately you lobbed your loafer at the last pres and awards points accordingly.
Unfortunately, Apple wimped out when it came to lampooning a political figure, and blocked the game from App Store distribution, saying:
“We cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store because it contains content that ridicules public figures.”
The Pakistani developer has responded to Apple’s rejection quite severely, and apparently feels that his game is an important statement of political feeling in the area George Bush visited during the incident.
“I feel this is huge discrimination against public opinion, as major portion of world rejects bush polices on Iraq and attacks on Pakistan.”
Apple makes no claims toward allowing any kind of free speech through the App Store, of course, and is well known for erring on the side of caution when it comes to handing out approvals.
Although it’s worth noting that all 12 series of South Park (uncensored), a weekly political podcast direct from the White House and an explicit satire of the White House podcast are all currently available through iTunes.