Jim

No get out of jail free card, here

In Cops and crime, Culture, Politics on January 31, 2008 at 2:41 am

I’m running the straight, boring AP version of this brief about a prison-themed board game in Friday’s paper, but for you, the hip, with-it, online friend of SmartNews, I’m providing this link to a blog that puts the brief in amusing context. For the clickphobic, here’s the good half from Gamepolitics.com:

In 2006, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) threw her support behind a proposal to legislate video game sales. What she said then was:Parents today face new challenges that we didn’t have when our children were younger. Video games and music lyrics promote violence…The bill ultimately failed to win enough legislative support to pass.That was then and this is now, however. These days, the Guv’s 23-year-old son John, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, is marketing a board game called Don’t Drop the Soap.

If it weren’t for hypocrisy, we’d have so little to blog about.

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