PAVLOV RINGS BELL; DOGS DROOL
A press release from PRWEB:
An unlikely children's book has stepped forward to challenge "Harry Potter" for the #1 ranking on Amazon.com's bestseller list....
"Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover $15.95; ISBN 0976726904) by Katharine DeBrecht soared to #6 in Amazon's overall rankings on Wednesday afternoon after being praised by talk radio king Rush Limbaugh on his national radio show. The illustrated book ranked second only to J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in Amazon's children's book category, and was also ranked as #8 overall on Barnes & Noble's site....
"Our hat is off here to Katharine DeBrecht, the author of 'Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed,'" Limbaugh proclaimed to his audience, adding that left-wing critics were upset about DeBrecht's book because of its accurate parody of the liberal movement. "I'm telling you, the liberals cringe -- they go ape! -- when you dare be honest about them. They call it an attack!" Limbaugh added....
It's true: the book's #10 at Amazon as I write this and #5 at B&N. Either many right-wing Americans are responding dutifully to the same message sent to their brain implants or Scaife is now bulk-buying picture books. (Or perhaps the pink-cheeked mogul who published Help! Mom! is bypassing the foundations and doing the bulk-buying himself.)
But hey, I can see why the book is taking off -- little kids just love humor like this:
Former Presidential Candidate and Chairman of Liberaland Socialist Party (LSP), Mayor Leach comes from a long line of Leaches in politics. Because of his family name, he has earned millions from fundraising and speaking engagements. He too has never held a private sector job or owned a home. He has successfully survived numerous scandals involving interns, adult beverages and movie stars to become the longest serving Mayor of the LSP.
Yup -- "Mayor Leach" is Ted Kennedy! Aren't your pre-schoolers just obsessed with Chappaquiddick?
Scroll down to #10 here and see more wholesome kids' fun from the book. (I guess it's OK to say "assless chaps" in a kids' book if it's right-wing!)
UPDATE: It appears that the illustrations in the link immediately above are fakes, though Andrew Sullivan and Thayne Currie of Mozart's Ghost were also fooled. The book, however, is real.