Monday, January 09, 2006

Teddy tests the waters ... of children's books

Teddy Kennedy is gonna write a children's book.

The 56-page book, "My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C.," "not only takes readers through a full day in the Senator's life, but also explains how a bill becomes a law,"according to its publisher, Scholastic, Inc.

Well, Madonna wrote a kids' book, but some things just don't seem right. What's next?

"How to Make New Friends" by Jack Abramoff?
"Ahmed and the Big Boom" by Osama bin Laden?
"I Hate You! I Hate You!" by Howard Dean?
"Jesus Loves You (But Not You)" by Rev. Pat Robertson?
"10 Fun Things To Do During a Time-Out" by PeeWee Herman?


Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

When I heard that the other day, I about fell out. (LOL) I sure would not want my children (if they were still young) to even look at that man much less read his material.

Surely there should be a LAW against this. (LOL)

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Anonymous said... I detect a little Ted Kennedy envy here?
Interesting. A former coke head alcoholic President can dupe a nation into a useless war, murdering thousands of our own citizens and tens of thousands of citizens of another soverign nation in the process while stripping his own nation of their civil liberties, but a recovering alcoholoic Senator can't write a children's book?

Ron Franscell said...

Not sure "envy" would be the right word ... although I certainly envy his money. The point is, Republican or Democrat, some people -- by their baggage, demeanor, convictions (principles as well as court judgments) and reputation -- just don't seem terribly appropriate as the molders of young minds. Teddy Kennedy has as much right as anyone to write a children's book, it just doesn't seem right. Like those other "would-be authors" I mentioned.

And George W. Bush ... well, it wouldn't seem appropriate for him to write a children's book right now either. Not because I agree with your breathless, overwrought, cliched description of his actions, but simply because he's got a couple more important issues to address at the moment.

Your modest description of Teddy as a recovering alcoholic senator doesn't do his history justice. But if you can find it in your heart to forgive Teddy's flaws and indiscretions -- and Chappaquiddick -- the surely you can at least attempt to not hold Bush's former addictions against him.