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Reid, Media Pretend eBay Letter Dems’ Idea

From the DNC’s ABC News:


Bidding Over $2M for Dems Anti-Rush Letter

October 19, 2007

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Who says the political fingerpointing in Washington is all for naught?

[T]oday comes word that a Wasghinton, D.C. area philanthropist, Betty Casey (or bettyc588, as she is known on Ebay) is going to pay over $2 million for a letter Senate Democrats wrote to Mark Mays, President of Clear Channel, asking him to condemn Rush Limbaugh for the “phony soldiers” comment.

All proceeds from the auction of the letter will go to the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation, which distributes aid to the families to the children of fallen Marines on behalf of law enforcement officers.

Rush Limbaugh himself put the letter up for auction on EBAY. Limbaugh sits on the board of the foundation and he has reportedly said on his show that he will match the winning bid — a total of $4.2 million for the foundation…

Back on October 1st, Harry Reid brought the letter to the Senate floor and asked Republicans to join him condemning Limbaugh for saying that soldiers who oppose the Iraq war are “phony soldiers.”

No Republicans signed the letter and Limbaugh has made light of it. Also on Ebay, you can buy a t-shirt that reads “Phony 41” on the back. 41 Democratic Senators signed the letter to Limbaugh…

At the time, Reid called on Republicans — who had condemned Moveon.org for the General Betrayus ad — to sign the letter condemning Limbaugh. But only 41 Democrats, including Reid, signed the letter.

Today, Reid was more conciliatory to Limbaugh and whoever is paying for the letter. Though he said on the Senate floor that as he had watched the bidding throughout the week, he never thought it would get to $2 million.

“Now, everyone knows that Rush Limbaugh and I don’t agree on everything in life and maybe that is kind of an understatement,” Reid said.

“But without qualification Mark May, [sic] 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,” he said.

The bidding ends at 1:00 p.m. No mater [sic] what, Democrats are going to make a ton of money for a charity off their political vitriol.

Of course it is to be expected that Harry Reid would misrepresent the facts here. He is a pathological liar.

But this is our watchdog media at work:

No mater [sic] what, Democrats are going to make a ton of money for a charity off their political vitriol.

If they will misrepresent this affair, just think how far they will go to lie about something truly important.

(Thanks to Mark for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 19th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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