16 March 2006
Why mommy is a socialist...
A new children's book has been published espousing the reasons why mommy is a democrat . This matches the democratic demographic, with more women than men voting democratic in national elections.
The book is illustrated with ethnic neutral squirrels (why not use the time honored donkey?) going about their daily business. Within the pages are many, not so subtle, references to republicans and the current president. I am all for marketing your message, even to impressionable kids. After all, the cigarette and alcohol industries do it. I also like the "poor" figure in the background who forlornly stands about "excluded".
What I find interesting is the pictured page about sharing. Apparently this version of the democratic platform advocates redistribution of wealth. As a parent, I certainly work to enforce a false equity among my children, however, this in no way reflects the reality of the real world.