Brilliant Money Manager Buys Letter from Harry Reid for $2.1 Million
Rush Limbaugh, the old scourge, today put on eBay an Oct. 2 protest letter from 41 Democratic senators to Clear Channel, which syndicates Rush's show. He did this because he's a shithead and thought it would hurt the Dems' feelings or something. He did promise, however, to donate the winning bid to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which gives scholarships and stuff to people whose families die in the line of duty. Hey now... that last part is.... That's kind of nice, right? Donating money from the sale of a letter to charity -- who doesn't like that? This is pretty much what Harry Reid took the floor of the Senate to announce this afternoon: Smart idea, Fatty Arbuckle. Hugz.
After hearing about the news, Reid got up in the Senate chamber unexpectedly, making other senators probs fear that he'd transform into Snippy, Hot-and-Bothered Harry Reid, which is basically Ross Perot. In a counter double-clutch pump fake, however, Reid said:
Everyone knows that Rush Limbaugh and I don't agree on everything in life and maybe that is kind of an understatement, but without qualification Mark May, the owner of the network that has Rush Limbaugh, and Rush Limbaugh should know that this letter that they're auctioning is going to be something that raises money for a worthwhile cause. (via CQ Politics)
Cute. The winning bid came from eBay user bettyc58, for $2.1 million. As CQ contextualizes, this gimmicky letter from Harry Reid sold for "close to the $2.8 million paid in 2002 for a handwritten draft of Abraham Lincoln's final speech as president."
Senators' Letter Sells for $2.1 Million [CQPolitics.com]