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Kansas governor's son makes 'Don't Drop the Soap' game

Justin McElroy

Perhaps you remember in 2006, when Governor Kathleen Sebelius took a stand for gaming legislation that eventually failed to get off the ground, saying "video games and music lyrics promote violence ... Moms and dads shouldn't be alone in their fight to raise children the right way." Perhaps unwilling to learn from mom's example, her 23-year-old son John has created a board game called "Don't Drop the Soap" in which players "fight [their] 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 and steal painkillers from the nurse's desk in the Infirmary."

But mom doesn't seem to be terribly outraged, with her spokesperson saying both parents "are very proud of their son John's creativity and talent." So, we're confused. Has she softened? Or are digital games the only ones that are posing a threat to kids?

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