It must be because of the political season, because somehow I couldn’t resist clicking on this sponsored link this morning in my Gmail: “Why Mommy is a Democrat … The book George Bush doesn’t want your kids to read!” And so, I got taken to the home page of littledemocrats.net, where I saw the book’s cover and couldn’t help but wonder if that was some sort of Trojan Donkey there toward the bottom of the illustration. The best part of the site, for me, were the sample pages and illustrations, which certainly don’t beat around the, well, bush. The page which says “Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does” contains a picture of Mommy’s little squirrel children happily playing, while off in one corner, a well-to-do couple shuns a beggar sitting on a bench; the page that reads “Democrats make sure we are always safe, just like Mommy does” is accompanied by a picture of Mommy shielding her cowering little ones from a big, lumbering elephant. You can’t make this stuff up.
—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor