Joy Behar's Kids Book: Barack Obama Vs. Mean Republican Dogs

Liberal "View" co-host Joy Behar appeared on Thursday's edition of "Good Morning America" to promote her new children's book "SheetzuCacaPoopoo," an allegory for Barack Obama's rise to power. According to Behar, the illustrated tale the book is really about the new President. She explained to GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts, "The dog- Max is in trouble. They send him to obedience school, okay? When he's in obedience school is when he becomes Barack. He becomes a community organizer."

As a somewhat incredulous Roberts watched, Behar continued, "And he organizes the big dogs around the little dogs. 'Cause at first, the big dogs, also known as the Republicans, don't like him. See?" With no spoiler alerts, Behar concluded, "And so, he finds ways, pragmatically, to help the big dogs...And so, he becomes popular. And everybody loves each other. " [audio available here]

Describing the complex, layered themes in her book, Behar asserted, "It's all about pragmatism and change, and trying to find a solution in your situation, which is Barack Obama."

A partial transcript of the segment, which aired at 8:35 on March 19, follows:

ROBIN ROBERTS: Funny lady. Joy Behar, one of the fabulous co-hosts of "The View," is joining us this morning. She's here to talk about her brand-new book. Yes, Barbara said it.

JOY BEHAR: Barbara said it. Diane said it of the first book.

ROBERTS: SheetzuCacaPoopoo.

BEHAR: That's right.

ROBERTS: Thank you. It's "Max Goes to the Dogs." It's the follow-up to her New York Times best selling children's book. And don't be fooled, it has some grown up themes as well. We love it when you come by here.

BEHAR: Thank you. You have a lot of fun here.

ROBERTS: We do.

BEHAR: For this hour of the morning. I mean, I'm impressed.

ROBERTS: I know. If it was "Good Afternoon America," watch out. We'd really be awake.

BEHAR: Yeah.

ROBERTS: Tell us a little bit about this. Because, the first one was such a, such a big hit. I know the kids get a big kick out of saying the name.

BEHAR: The kids love to say SheetzuCacaPoopoo. Well, that was the key. But, the book is really about Barack Obama. Okay? Let me explain.

ROBERTS: Everyone is looking around.

BEHAR: The dog- Max is in trouble. They send him to obedience school, okay? When he's in obedience school is when he becomes Barack. He becomes a community organizer. And he organizes the big dogs around the little dogs. 'Cause at first, the big dogs, also known as the Republicans, don't like him. See? And so, he finds ways, pragmatically, to help the big dogs.

ROBERTS: Uh-huh.

BEHAR: They can reach itches for them. They can go underneath to get to spots. They can scare the cats away. And so, he becomes popular. And everybody loves each other.

ROBERTS: It's all about change.

BEHAR: It's all about pragmatism and change, and trying to find a solution in your situation, which is Barack Obama. Isn't that- How did I jump to that? Pretty good? That's- All because of SheetzuCacaPoopoo.

ROBERTS: Wow. Who would have thought that?

BEHAR: Who would have thought that?

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org