Topeka — Saying there is nothing funny about prison rape, a state senator on Friday called a board game created by John Sebelius - the son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius - obscene, racist and unethical.
And state Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, requested an investigation into the marketing and sale of the prison-themed game, which is called "Don't Drop the Soap."
The game is on sale at Hobbs Inc., 700 Mass., and on John Sebelius' Web site, www.Gilliusinc.com.
Huelskamp also said he is concerned that John Sebelius may be marketing and possibly storing the game at Cedar Crest, the governor's residence.
He has requested the attorney general's office to investigate. He has also requested an opinion from the Kansas Ethics Commission, and a report from the Kansas Department of Corrections on the extent of prison rape in its facilities.
The governor was en route to the National Governor's Association meeting in Washington, D.C., and could not be reached for comment.
In previous news stories, the governor's spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran has said the governor and her husband, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius, are proud of their son's creativity.
Corcoran also said John Sebelius sought legal advice to be sure he followed proper requirements in selling the game.
In an interview with the Lawrence Journal-World, John Sebelius, 23, said he made up the game as his senior class project at the Rhode Island School of Design.