NYC DA Candidate Paints Cheney as 'Criminal'
Richard Aborn takes blasts at former VP in campaign mailer
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 4:02 AM CDT
Dick Cheney inspects a flintlock rifle given to him by the National Rifle Association in 2004.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A candidate for Manhattan district attorney has taken a bold shot at Dick Cheney in a new campaign mailer, portraying the former vice president as a criminal, reports the New York Daily News. The ad features Cheney holding a rifle under the headline: "One candidate for district attorney has spent 30 years taking guns out of the hands of criminals."

A spokesman for Democratic candidate Richard Aborn explained: "If someone happens to believe that Dick Cheney is some kind of war criminal, then that's a happy coincidence."