A childrens' book about a fictional gay bunny belonging to Mike Pence has stormed Amazon, displacing the memoir of fired FBI chief James Comey from the #1 slot and outpacing another childen's book about a presumptively not-gay bunny belonging to Mike Pence, written by his daughter, Charlotte, and wife, Karen.
The Pences are being good sports. Here's Charlotte: "We have two books giving to charities that are about bunnies, so I'm all for it really."
Mr. [John] Oliver revealed the book, which was written by Jill Twiss and credits the titular bunny as a co-author, on his weekly late-night show on Sunday. He described it as a mocking rebuke of the vice president's longtime opposition to gay and transgender rights.
"Please buy it for your children, buy it for any child you know or buy it because you know it would annoy Mike Pence," Mr. Oliver told his viewers. Parody aside, he assured them, "This is a real book for children." … Ms. Pence's book on Marlon Bundo had reached No. 4 on the list by late afternoon.
Ms. Pence's book appears to be "more sober children's fare," adds the times, noting that "it is not known if it identifies Marlon Bundo's sexual orientation at all."