Better get those potables, combustibles, and sharp objects stowed, and stowed quickly, sports fans, for this one is destined to evoke uncontrollable fits of laughter.
To set this up, did you know that there is a children’s book entitled “Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!”?
Check the link if you think I’m kidding, I’ll wait.
Anyway, on Friday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews interviewed the publisher, Eric Jackson of World Ahead Publishing (absolutely must-see video available here). And, trust me, Matthews was having a hard time controlling himself, especially towards the end when he asked his guest:
Is this propaganda? Let me ask you if it’s anything but, is it scary propaganda?
So, what was Matthews so up in arms about? Well, this is how the book is described by Amazon:
This full-color illustrated book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland.
And, the publisher described it this way:
Would you let your child read blatantly liberal stories with titles such as "King & King;" "No, George, No;" or "It's Just a Plant?"
Unless you live in Haight-Ashbury or write for the New York Times, probably not. But with the nation's libraries and classrooms filled with overtly liberal children's books advocating everything from gay marriage to marijuana use, kids everywhere are being deluged with left-wing propaganda.
"Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" is the book conservative parents have been seeking. This illustrated book -- the first in the "Help! Mom!" series from Kids Ahead -- is perfect for parents who seek to share their traditional values with their children, as well as adults who wish to give a humorous gift to a friend.
Praised by Rush Limbaugh and hailed as "the answer to a baseball mom's prayers" by talk radio host Melanie Morgan, this book has already been the subject of coverage in The Wall Street Journal and Harper's magazine. Written by a self-proclaimed "Security Mom for Bush" and featuring hilarious full-color illustrations by a Reuben Award winning artist, it is certain to be one of the most talked about children's books of the year.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather kids read this than “Heather Has Two Mommies.”
How ‘bout you?
For those that are interested, the author, Katharine DeBrecht, has also had published:
"Help! Mom! The 9th Circuit Nabbed the Nativity! (or, How the Liberals Stole Christmas)"
And "Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper!"
I'm verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.