Monday, July 10, 2006

Not All The Cockroaches In Washington Are Politicians

CAPE COD, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s hard to elicit sympathy for cockroaches – unless you pit them against Washington politicians.

That’s what cartoonist Howie Schneider figured out while writing his new childrens’ book, Wilky The White House Cockroach (G.P. Putnam’s Sons).

Schneider decided to write a book about a cockroach in Washington because he wanted to write a story about “how the White House handles an intruder.”

In the book, Wilky the cockroach sneaks into the White House on a pizza and discovers the Oval Office is a tough place – because there are no corners for him to hide in.

Although cockroaches fare better than politicos in the story, Schneider says that’s partially because he never shows the roach on anyone’s food.

Still, Wilky manages to survive by making a deal with the President and Schneider says that’s proof the story is a fairy tale because, as he tells it: “The President keeps his word.”

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