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Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/10/2005 | James Langton

Posted on 10/09/2005 5:59:20 PM PDT by FreeKeys

Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain
By James Langton
(Filed: 09/10/2005)

A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year.

Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.
  

'Congresswoman Clunkton'

'Congresswoman Clunkton'

Written by Katharine DeBrecht, a mother of three, it tells the story of two young brothers who try to make money from a lemonade stall but are thwarted at every turn by Left-wing politicians who threaten to put them out of business.

Steeped in Republican values, the book was written as an alternative to Left-leaning children's tales such as King and King whose royal hero finds true love in a gay marriage and Heather Has Two Mommies about a little girl with lesbian parents.

Mrs DeBrecht, a journalist and member of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women, says she wrote the book because she could find "nothing to teach traditional Republican values… My children were being bombarded with liberal values in school and books and on TV and the movies.''

Several of the characters in the book are instantly recognisable, including "Congresswoman Clunkton" who tells the boys to reduce the amount of sugar in their lemonade and forces them to add a sprig of healthy broccoli to every glass.

Other recognisable characters from American politics include Sen Kennedy as "Mayor Leach" who takes half the profits for tax and then squanders it on dustpans.

Later the boys are ordered to take down a picture of Jesus by the civil liberties lawyer Mr Fussman and eventually lose the stand when it is taken over by the government of "Liberaland", at which point it goes broke.

Their story turns out to be a dream, however, and the boys are able to pursue their free market ambitions when they wake up.

Just two days after it was published, Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! was singled out for praise by Rush Limbaugh, the influential conservative radio show host. Sales rocketed overnight and at one point the book was second only to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the children's list on Amazon.

It has provoked a furious reaction among Democrats, with one Left-wing website comparing it with Nazi propaganda and another adding Mrs DeBrecht to its weekly list of "Top 10 Conservative Idiots". The author dismisses their complaints as "typical whining from the Left". The book, she says, is "very sweet and easy to read but there is also some humour for the adults''.

Children's books have always been a political minefield in America. A father in Massachusetts was taken away in handcuffs last week after he objected to a book sent home in his five-year-old son's "diversity book bag". David Parker refused to leave the school after officials rejected his request to remove Who's in a Family? which portrays gay couples. He now faces six months in prison for trespassing.

Mrs DeBrecht says she doubts her book will be widely bought by teachers, but says many parents have written to her saying they will use it as a textbook for home schooling their children.

She is completing a follow-up, to be published in January, called Help Mom, Hollywood is in My Hamper. There will, she promises, "be plenty of recognisable characters".


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beotch; booksales; broomstickrider; helpmom; hillary; hillaryclinton; kidsbooks; shrillary; stories; witch
Find the book HERE
1 posted on 10/09/2005 5:59:24 PM PDT by FreeKeys
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To: FreeKeys

Oh, that reminds me of this quote:

"The hardest job in Washington these days is commissioner of senatorial parking. He's got to allot space for 99 cars and a broomstick" -- Michael Barone


2 posted on 10/09/2005 6:03:25 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton, 6-28-04)
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To: FreeKeys
Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain ^
  Posted by FreeKeys
On News/Activism ^ 10/09/2005 7:59:20 PM CDT


The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/10/2005 | James Langton
Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villainBy James Langton(Filed: 09/10/2005) A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year. Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.   'Congresswoman Clunkton' Written by Katharine DeBrecht, a mother of three, it tells the story of two young brothers who try to make money from a lemonade stall but are thwarted...
 

Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain  ^
  Posted by shrinkermd
On News/Activism ^ 10/09/2005 1:49:30 PM CDT · 9 replies · 402+ views


Telegraph ^ | Filed 10 October 2005 | James Langton
A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year. Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.
 

Wicked Witch Of Left: How Hillary Became A Storybook Villain ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 10/08/2005 7:44:28 PM CDT · 33 replies · 1,066+ views


The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-9-2005 | James Langton
Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain By James Langton (Filed: 09/10/2005) A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year. Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago. 'Congresswoman Clunkton' Written by Katharine DeBrecht, a mother of three, it tells the story of two young brothers who try to make money from a lemonade stall but...

3 posted on 10/09/2005 6:03:49 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Thanks for pointing those out, but

HOW COME NONE OF THEM SHOWED UP ON A SEARCH FOR EITHER

Wicked witch of Left: how Hillary became a storybook villain

or

Wicked witch of Left ???????????????????


4 posted on 10/09/2005 6:16:44 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("Hillary Clinton is a vicious, vile and evil power-grabber." -- Neal Boortz)
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To: FreeKeys

I dunno. I did a search on "wicked" and that's what I retrieved.


5 posted on 10/09/2005 6:19:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: FreeKeys
Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivalled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.

Finally some GOOD news. :-)

6 posted on 10/09/2005 6:23:51 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Professional Journalism- the Buggy Whip makers of the 21st century)
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To: FreeKeys
"The hardest job in Washington these days is commissioner of senatorial parking. He's got to allot space for 99 cars and a broomstick" -- Michael Barone

LOL! I love this!

7 posted on 10/09/2005 6:24:36 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: FreeKeys

That picture can't be of Sen. Clunkton -er- Clinton, it's much too attractive. Where are the baggy eyes and the baggy jowls?


8 posted on 10/09/2005 6:29:12 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I support President Bush, the war on terror, and our brave men & women in the military!)
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To: FreeKeys

I ordered it and can't wait to see it!


9 posted on 10/09/2005 6:31:10 PM PDT by JoeTN
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To: FreeKeys
"It has provoked a furious reaction among Democrats"

The only thing that enrages them more than truth is mockery. Their overreactions are typically a great gauge for measuring the quality of something. If they hate it and behave like a bunch of frenzied RATs on crack....then it's probably right on target.

10 posted on 10/09/2005 6:54:41 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: FreeKeys
how Hillary became a storybook villaine

By being Hillary?

11 posted on 10/09/2005 7:24:16 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: FreeKeys
It has provoked a furious reaction among Democrats, with one Left-wing website comparing it with Nazi propaganda and another adding Mrs DeBrecht to its weekly list of "Top 10 Conservative Idiots".

But of course! Cockroaches hate the light.

12 posted on 10/09/2005 7:26:44 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: FreeKeys
Rumor has it Hillary suffered an accident on the way to the Capitol:


13 posted on 10/09/2005 7:33:35 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: FreeKeys
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14 posted on 10/09/2005 7:37:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

You know, my first thought for that picture on the left was: " Let's all smile for this photo op. Then, rest break is over and get back to rowing, you peons. "


15 posted on 10/09/2005 7:44:16 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: sweetliberty
The only thing that enrages them more than truth is mockery.

Hmmmm. Excellent insight. Let's start a mockery collection, what say?

BTW, I got a kick out of your tagline.

16 posted on 10/09/2005 7:50:13 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("Hillary Clinton is a socialist; she is anti-individual; she is cruel, and she is mean."-Neal Boortz)
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To: Tench_Coxe

it'd be her style... 8^)


17 posted on 10/09/2005 7:56:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode
I love the symbolism of Hillary in black.

The wicked witch needs to find a beast of burden that can make her happy so she will leave the rest of us alone. :-)
18 posted on 10/10/2005 1:14:22 AM PDT by cgbg (Need Katrina funding? Sell the airwaves.)
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To: FreeKeys
Who's in a Family?

Here's another example of an "alternative" family.

This is Charlie Manson's family, back in happier times....

19 posted on 10/10/2005 6:41:25 AM PDT by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: Theresawithanh
Where are the baggy eyes and the baggy jowls?

She does have "Old (the black pantsuit :) Crusty"

20 posted on 10/10/2005 9:14:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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