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. From an Associated Press report:
The governor’s spokeswoman, Nicole Corcoran, said both parents “are very proud of their son John’s creativity and talent.”
John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99… The contact information on the Web site lists the address of the governor’s mansion.
Here is a brief description of what happens in the game:
Fight your way through 6 different exciting locations in hopes of being granted parole… Escape prison riots in The Yard, slip glass into a mob boss’ lasagna in the Cafeteria, steal painkillers from the nurse’s desk in the Infirmary.
The game includes five tokens representing a bag of cocaine, a handgun and three characters: wheelchair-using ‘Wheelz,” muscle-flexing “Anferny” and business suit-clad “Sal ‘the Butcher…”‘
“This game is intended for mature audiences — not children — and is simply intended for entertainment,” Corcoran said.
GP: So… sorta like Grand Theft Auto, then?
UPDATE: Here is the Don’t Drop the Soap website.