You can file this under things I didn’t expect to see today, and for good reason.
From the Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — In a field that featured superstars such as Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan and Jeff Kinney, the winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year was a brand name of a different kind: Rush Limbaugh.
The conservative commentator won Wednesday night for his best-selling “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.” Nominees are determined by how many copies their books sell, but winners are picked by kids, who vote online. The awards were presented by the Children’s Book Council, a nonprofit trade association.
Excellent role model; a man who says women are sluts, the president is a “magic negro,” and that women who benefit from birth control coverage should have to film sex tapes. There’s also those suspicious trips to the Caribbean where he was caught with Viagra without a prescription. Need I go on?
Rush’s winning children’s book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, tells the story of a teacher who dresses up as Paul Revere and travels back in time with his horse named Liberty. Rush Revere and his talking horse Liberty then teach pilgrims about the perils of socialism (Rush uses the word collectivism) and the benefits of free enterprise. You know, the stuff of kids’ dreams.
I’m not exaggerating.