Mark Hemingway of NRO on the history of this fine charity, which has been supported by Rush Limbaugh since early in its existence.
The auction of Harry Reid's smear letter closes today. At this writing the high bid is over $2,100,000.
Harry Reid's tried to take some credit for this on the floor of the Senate today, saying he'd never thought it would generate the kind of money that is being generated. He encouraged people to go to eBay and bid! Rush noted that Reid acting as though he's been involved all along is almost Orwellian...of course, Reid didn't apologize to Rush...or mention Rush is matching the high bid. Nor did he take Rush up on the challenge to match the high bid himself.
Meanwhile, here's a transcript of Rush's appearance on HANNITY AND COLMES last night.
Previous posts on this topic: October 18th and October 12th, 2007.
The Auction Has Ended: The high bid was $2,100,100.
Congratulations and thanks to Rush and the high bidder for doing a great thing for a wonderful charity.
Update: The winning bidder is philanthropist Betty Casey. Here's one article I found about Mrs. Casey's charitable work. She donates to hospitals, colleges, and the Salvation Army, among other worthy organizations.
Afternoon Update: Captain's Quarters on Harry Reid trying to take some of the glory while paying none of the price, and Thomas Lifson on the media's non-coverage of the auction (Rush's "political jiu-jitsu masterstroke"). Will the mainstream media blackout continue?