Tuesday, March 01, 2005

BOOKS: It's Just a Book

If you've been following along from the beginning, you'll remember my earlier entry about the children's book It's Just a Plant, about a girl named Jackie who catches her parents smoking a joint, and how together they turn this incident into a badly illustrated "learning opportunity".

Apparently, according to this article in The Village Voice, the book has now found its way under the piercing microscopic gaze (there really ought to be an HTML tag for facetious comments) of the U.S. Congress:
During a February 16 House Drug Policy Subcommittee hearing on "harm reduction" approaches to intravenous drug use, the committee's chairman, Indiana Representative Mark Souder, held a copy of the book in front of him and denounced it as a "pro-marijuana children's book." The representative then read excerpts into the Congressional Record.
Whoa. Sounds like somebody needs to chill out, dude. Might I make a recommendation...?

(Via Bookslut)

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