The book is a sequel to Behar's first collaboration with illustrator Gene Barretta, Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog. In the original tale (heh), the hero Max is a dog who finds that there is tension between purebred animals and mutts such as himself, a Shitzu/Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix. He has to find a way to break the tension so all the dogs can play together. The book has the additional benefit of teaching children three different off-color words for feces, so score one for Joy!
Behar, a co-host on The View, discussed the story of her second book on the morning show. It's a political story, she says, in which her main character Max kind of stands in for President Barack Obama. What Pres. Obama may think of his being identified with a word combining three puns on feces is unknown, but it may be an apt description for the creek in which he has been finding himself the last few days. Anyway, when sent to obedience school, Max organizes the bigger dogs, whom Behar says are known as Republicans, so that they can all work together and benefit. He has to convince them, though, because at first they can't see how working together with Max and the other little dogs will help them, too.
I swear every time that woman opens her mouth, the whole world gets stupider.