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October 19, 2007

Harry Reid... Takes Credit For Rush Charity Auction?

Not quite exactly, but he does seem to be trumpeting his part in getting money for the kids of slain Marines and cops.

He also urges people to bid on the letter... but does not note that Limbaugh himself is matching the bid out of his own pocket, nor suggest that he or any other Democratic Senator should do likewise.

As usual, and empty gesture and a dishonest one to boot from a Democrat.

Pardon the all-caps, this is apparently how the raw transcript comes. [I fixed the caps thing in Word; there may be some uncapitalized names, though. -- Gabe]

Reid: ...this week, Rush Limbaugh put the original copy of that letter up for auction on e-bay. Mr. President, we didn't have time, or we could have gotten every senator to sign that letter. But he put the letter up for auction on e-bay and i think very, very constructively, left the proceeds of that it go to the marine corps law enforcements foundation. That provides scholarship assistance to marines and federal law enforcement personnel whose parents fall in the line of duty.

What could be a more worthwhile cause?

I think it's really good that this money on e-bay is going to be raised for this purpose. When i spoke to mark may he and i thought this probably wouldn't make much money, a letter written by democratic senators complaining about something. This morning, the bid is more than $2 million for this. We have watched it during the week. It keeps going up-and-up and up. There's only a little bit of time left on it. But it certainly is going to be more than $2 million. Never did we think that this letter would bring money of this nature. And, for the cause, madam president, it is extremely good.

Now, 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. I don't know what we could do more important than helping to ensure that children of our fallen soldiers and police officers who have fallen in the line of duty have the opportunity for their children to have a good education. Think of this, more than $2 million that will really help. That's, again, an understatement. There's only a little bit of time left so i would ask those that are wanting to do more, that they can go to harry reid letter and it will come up on e-bay. I encourage anyone interested with the means to consider contributing to this worthwhile cause. I strongly believe when we can put our differences aside, even harry reid and rush limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the american people. This does that, madam president. More than $2 million for a letter signed by this senator and my friends.

"Never did we think" the letter would fetch so much money? Is this cocksucker implying it was his plan to raise money for kids by writing the letter in the first place?

He wants Rush to know the money is going for a good cause? Once again the insinuation that Rush is a bystander in this, but Reid wants to assure him that his [Reid's] letter is going to do some kids some good.

And of course:

I strongly believe when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people.

Again, he's implying that this is a Rush-Reid team-up, that they're both equal authors in this munificence.

How else is there to read this?

Unless Harry Reid is working in some high level irony -- something he's not known for; the man doesn't joke at all -- this rotten shitheel seems to be attempting to grab credit for another man's charity and goodheartedness.


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