Thursday, September 16, 2010
The ever-prolific Barack Obama has just completed work on a children's picture book entitled "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters."
Originally, the book (which was written as part of a $1.9 million publishing contract) was supposed to be about young Barack Hussein Obama, a "skinny kid with big ears and a funny name." That version of the book has been shelved, however, perhaps because this didn't seem like the very best time to remind people that the skinny kid with big ears was raised by a Muslim stepfather in Islam-dominated Indonesia.
Instead, the president's new book focuses on famous American symbols like George Washington, whose infamous teeth demonstrated the need for universal healthcare...Jackie Robinson, who proved that African-Americans could play sports...and painter Georgia O'Keefe, who showed us that close-ups of flowers could look like something other than close-ups of flowers.
The book features a colorful cover which shows the president's daughters taking their dog Bo for a walk...but not carrying a plastic bag with which to clean up any steaming mess he leaves on the Whitehouse grounds.
Now there's symbolism.