Friday, October 19, 2007

Turnabout Is Fair Play

Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) smear of Rush Limbaugh has had quite a different effect than what Reid had hoped for. Reid had hoped to get Rush censured by his employer or taken off the air for things that Rush never said.

Rush took the letter signed by Reid and 40 other feckless Democrats and put it up for auction on eBay with the proceeds to go to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.

With four hours to go, the auction has topped $2.1 million. Rush has said that he would match the bidding, which means that Reid's stunt has resulted in Rush raising $4.2 million for the charitable endeavor to which he has been a huge supporter over the years.

Senate Democrats should have egg on their faces, but I suspect that they're too busy working towards their next smear and failed Senate resolution to end the war to pay any heed to what Rush has done.

As the auction comes to a close comes word that Sen. Reid was trying to get credit for the auction doing as well as it has. You've got to be kidding me. He claims that he needed more time to get the signatures of all the Senators.


Just ignore the fact that the letter to which those signatures was affixed was sorely lacking in facts and that your little stunt backfired in a most public and huge way.

Trying to get backhanded credit for this situation smacks of desperation. He and his fellow weasel Democrats tried very hard to smack down Rush over comments that he didn't make and taken out of context by Media Matters, and Rush turned the entire situation on its head by offering up the document on eBay to the highest bidder.

This is the state of the Senate Democrat leadership today.

The winning bid for the letter was $2.1 million (and change). The winner was Betty Casey, a philanthropist. Good on her and great news for the Marine Corps LEF, which will benefit immensely from the auction and associated press (Rush is on the Board of Directors).

More details on Ms. Casey, via insanity police at LGF.

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