FAIRBANKS - While the former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate has achieved success with record book sales and support for a 2012 presidential election bid, she has also achieved something else few public figures ever have: heroine status in a children's book.
In a cameo appearance, Gov. Sarah, a Palin look-a-like character, attempts to help two boys with a struggling swingset business hang onto the American Dream despite high taxes, burdensome regulations and 246 unelected and unscrutinzed czars in the recently released children's book "Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country!" by bestselling-author Katharine DeBrecht.
Unfortunately later that night, while the boys were still ruffling through their bills, they saw a special report on T.V. The anchorwoman beamed: "We have breaking news just in from a 37-year-old man who lives in his parents' basement that Gov. Sarah's mother is actually an alien."
The anchorwoman excitedly went on, "And from this exclusive source, we can confirm that Gov. Sarah feeds her children dog food for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Disheartened, the boys contemplate the ramifications of the assault on Gov. Sarah, wondering if children have been given a green light to spread untrue gossip and whether such actions would discourage other children from public service.
"I was always taught not to spread mean rumors about people," Lou looked at Tommy.
"I know," Tommy frowned at this brother. "She seems like a nice lady. I wonder if any of the kids at school are now going to think it is okay to spread untrue gossip about people."
"Yeah," Lou agreed. "I feel bad for Susie Sattely who is running for student council. She is a really nice girl. I wonder who is going to make up something about her."
DeBrecht said it was imperative to include the Palin-like character in the book in order to teach a valuable lesson to kids. "In this Internet age, we need to let our kids know that it is wrong to spread rumors and lies. Unfortunately, many so-called journalists have basically told children that this is permissible as long as you disagree with someone's opinions."
In regards to future political servants, DeBrecht says, "Our kids deserve better than the shameful example that has been set before them. What message does this send to little girls who may want to enter the political arena? Don't you dare lest you be Palinized?"
The book, bound to stir up anti-Palin commentators, is available for pre-order exclusively at www.radicalsruiningmycountry.com and published by iTouch Publishers.