Saturday, August 16, 2008

See Spot Vote

By J. Thomas Duffy

What is it with these Republicans and children's books?

What did kids ever do to them?

Is this some diabolical Rovian plan?

Is there deeply guarded secret data that says you can garner millions of votes by writing a children's book?

There is, of course, the penultimate, most iconic moment - My Pet Goat.

Then, keeping it in the family, we had last year, the First Lady, Laura, and Jenna Bush, the recently married daughter of The Commander Guy pump one out, not, as one's mind might go to, a first-person account on the singles scene when traveling in South America, but, rather, on "a boy who doesn't like to read."

And, two-years ago, Darth Vader's Misses, switched genres, leaving behind steamy lesbians stories, for a children's book on a family that traveled the 50 states.

Now, Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain's daughter is getting into the act.
















McCain Camp Targets Five to Ten-Year-Olds With Picture Book

The McCain campaign is making a play for the all-important K-5 demographic with a new picture book biography of the presumed GOP nominee, written by none other than Meghan McCain, Sen. John McCain's daughter and the head of the "Blogettes," who produce a blog about life on the campaign trail. Go ahead, take a look at the blog. Trust me.


And, from CNN;

The Simon & Schuster hardback, set to hit stores on September 2, is a brief, sentimental look at the familiar elements of McCain’s legendary biography, including his time in a Vietnamese prison and his run for the White House in 2000.

Several pages are devoted to McCain’s military background and his imprisonment in Vietnam, with relatively little attention paid to his youth (he “broke a lot of rules” in high school, the book says) and to his time in Congress.

Cindy McCain, along with Meghan's siblings Jack, Jimmy and Bridget, are described fondly in the book — but the children from McCain’s first marriage are left unmentioned.


Hmmm ... I wonder, how does she deal with Daddy's Keating Five Scandal?

Daddy, by mistake, accidentally broke some peoples' piggy banks, but he said he was really sorry about it


His first wife? ... The divorce?

Daddy wasn't, as some people say, a "flat-leaver" ... Daddy just found a better girlfriend who liked to do all the neat things Daddy likes to do ...


I'm sure the Right Wing Freak Show, the Dittoheads, the people that watch Hannity and O'Reilly, will be beating a path to the bookstores when this comes out, and there will, undoubtedly, be the inevitable book tour, with, perhaps, Meghan getting her own cruiser bus - "The Pandering Child Express".

Help Me Mr. Wizard!


Bonus Links

Wonkette: Details Leak About Presumed Worst Book Ever

The Guardian U.K.: How John McCain became a children's book hero - John McCain needs a new PR strategy for his presidential campaign. Luckily, his daughter Meghan has made him the star of an inspiring children's picture book

USA Today: Presidential race one for the books

Top Ten Cloves: Things About First Lady and Daughter Writing A Children's Book

Top Ten Cloves: Things Lynne Cheney Didn’t Get To Tell Wolf Blitzer About Her New Book














(Cross-posted at The Garlic.)

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5 Comments:

  • Stupid post. I guess since McCain will be elected, there'll be at least 4 more years to "enjoy" them.

    When you have a chance, why don't don't you do a review of Maria Shriver's children's book and the poetry for children book that Caroline Kennedy edited? My guess is they're perfectly fine books, as are the alleged "Republican" books you criticize.

    Grow up!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:56 AM  

  • Anonymous

    Stupid Comment ...

    I don't recall any Democrat, in the middle of of a Presidential campaign, putting out such propaganda in the form of a "children's book" ...

    Jesus, how obvious a pandering ploy ...

    Closet he comes is the "Pretend President" he has been this past week ...

    Perhaps you got an advance copy, with your citing of "since McCain will be elected" ...

    Did "the author", Meghan autograph it for you?

    Enjoy the fall ...

    JTD

    By Blogger 13909 Antiques, at 10:52 AM  

  • "Daddy just found a better girlfriend"

    Excellent.

    John McCain thinks the American people should be talked to like five-year-olds. Unfortunately, sometimes I think he's right (see Anonymous above).

    By Blogger creature, at 4:53 PM  

  • How does my pointing out that Democrats have written children's book equate me with a five-year-old? Oh wait, I get it -- you're a temper tantrum throwing two-year old who looks up to five-year-olds.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:26 PM  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 AM  

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