Uh oh. David Barton better have his head on a swivel because someone is looking to take over his territory — and it’s Rush Limbaugh. Rush has a new book coming out called — seriously, get this — Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. And it’s a children’s book. And he got the idea when his wife apparently tried to burn their house down. Explaining why he’s refused to write a new book until now, he said:
He explained that he’d fended off all such entreaties, even when they came from the late author Vince Flynn, who’d pushed Limbaugh to put out a collection of his monologues.
“But I’ve been there and done that,” Limbaugh said. “I’ve done the conservative manifestos and other people have, too.
“Then out of the blue, my wife Katherine in conjunction with Vince’s entreaty, came up with an idea that literally lit a fire. She said to me, ‘You’re always talking about how history is being mistaught, about how kids these days aren’t learning about the greatness of America … why don’t you write a book for kids that sets the record straight about American history?’”
“And that,” Limbaugh said, “is what has happened.”
The book tells the story of the radio host’s alter ego, a middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this book, he is transported back in time, with his talking horse “Liberty,” to the deck of the Mayflower.
You can imagine just how oversimplified and dishonest this book is going to be. It will undoubtedly be from the “golly gee” school of history, full of wildly embellished stories of how everything was guided by God and everyone is brave and noble and incorruptible.