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Auction to send Hilary to jail

A charity auction on eBay topped $2,000 for the right to send Hilary Clinton to jail in an upcoming children's book.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 19:47 IST

Acharity auction on eBay has already raised thousands of dollars in bids by offering a most unusual prize: the winner gets to throw Hilary Clinton into jail.

It's not the real Hilary Clinton, of course, just a cartoon look-alike of the New York senator, but that hasn't stopped bidders on the charity auction from pushing the price to over $2,000 with three days remaining. The highest bidder will be caricatured in an upcoming children's book as the fictional hero who finally nabs Hillary Clunkton, a pantsuit-clad villain with an uncanny resemblance to Clinton. The money raised by the auction will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a charity that sends care packages to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

The cartoon Clunkton first rose to national prominence last fall as the arch-rogue in the controversial kid's book, Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed, written by Katharine DeBrecht. The picture book garnered national attention for its portrayal of Clunkton and a Ted Kennedy doppelganger taxing and regulating a lemonade stand, propelling it to #1 on the Barnes & Noble website. The tale also drew criticism from a long list of liberals, including Alan Colmes, Ron Reagan, and even Hilary Clinton's press secretary.

This spring, Clunkton returned in a new storybook by DeBrecht entitled Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper, which paired the politician with a plethora of Hollywood liberals, including characters resembling Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise, and Madonna.

“The source of Congresswoman Hillary Clunkton's downfall is a secret for now,” says DeBrecht, a mother of three. “Whether it's snatching someone's lunch money, sneaking books attacking traditional values in classrooms, or even grabbing gifts from Santa's sleigh for an affirmative action program for naughty kids, there's no telling what a liberal like Clunkton will do!”

As of Monday evening, the charity auction's price stood at an eye-popping $2,030 with 46 bids, which DeBrecht says is proof that more than a few people would like to see an end to Hillary’s crusade for big government.

The auction, which is titled “Star in a Kid's Book & Send Hilary to Jail,” will be accepting bids on eBay until the evening of April 6. In addition to becoming immortalized as a sure-to-be-legendary children's hero, the winning bidder will also receive an autographed copy of the illustration depicting him or her apprehending Hillary.