Saturday, July 29, 2006

Worst children's book ever

I've seen a lot of retarded things in my days, but... damn... this is pretty retarded. It's a children's book entitled Why Mommy is a Democrat. Seriously. My first reaction was thinking that maybe the author should write another book calledWhy Mommy feels like she needs to justify her political affiliation to a toddler. But I looked a little deeper, and found out that this book is even goofier than I thought at first glance.

The author is a man. And he has no children of his own. So perhaps a better title would have been Why Mommy's boyfriend thinks Mommy is a Democrat. Seems to me if Mommy really wanted to share her reasons, Mommy's boyfriend could have helped her publish her own book with her own actual reasons, instead of presuming to speak for her. Seems like that would be more progressive and less patronizing.

But what do I know?

--ABDUL ALEM

(h/t: Someone at Ace of Spades HQ.)

2 comments:

stacer said...

And then there's its counterpart, Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, also a tad patronizing. But then, I find any picture book intended to preach at children like that rather than tell an awesome story a complete waste of paper. :)

And yes, it's been forever since I've come over to your blog (come to think of it, I might never have commented before so you might not have known I knew where it was, even) and I'm totally commenting on year-old posts, but hey, they're on the front page, and Psych is on and I'm catching up with old friends.

the House of Payne said...

>>
I find any picture book intended to preach at children like that rather than tell an awesome story a complete waste of paper.
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Amen!