Saturday, October 20, 2007

And the Winner Of the Rush Limbaugh Letter Auction Is...!!!

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BETTY B. CASEY: She's A Winner In More Ways Than One!
By Rush Limbaugh

Private citizens, of their own accord -- without a government mandate, without an Algore pledge -- responded with creativity, and charity, and a sense of fun. See, in the private sector, ideas matter, individuals care, and things get done. I guess conservatives are compassionate after all.

The winning bidder is -- and this is subject to the receipt of funds, of course -- a wonderful woman named Betty Casey. She is a trustee of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation. She gives significant sums of money to hospitals, hospices, colleges, and private schools.

These include the Eugene B. Casey Diabetes Education Center at Suburban Hospital, the Eugene B. Casey Swim Center, and the Eugene B. Casey Academic Center, and the Casey Home Hospice in Rockville. She has also donated tens of millions from the foundation and her personal funds to the Washington Opera.

Betty Casey has been a listener to this program since its inception. She's a huge fan. We would expect nothing else -- and we cannot thank her enough for her support in this, and I am honored, and proud, and happy to be matching her $2,100,100.

We also want to give thanks to eBay Giving Works, for allowing us to break their website in the closing moments of the auction. We were trying to get the latest bid amount in the last ten seconds, and on three different computers, we got a "system down" message. We broke eBay!

I don't know that anybody has ever broken eBay. As such, we have heard from south Florida lawyers, ladies and gentlemen, who suspect that there might be a hanging-chad scenario here. We, of course, are going to just flick that away as we would a Lake Erie midge during a New York Yankees game in the American League Divisional Series Playoffs.

Auction Cause also is an outfit we want to thank, because they managed all of this on eBay. They were our consultant, prequalifying bidders and developing the auction.

So thanks again to Betty Casey, who is a trustee of the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, a fan and listener of this program from the beginning. It's $2,100,100 for the Harry Reid letter and this attaché case from Zero Halliburton.


Anonymous prairieson said...

A salute to Ms Casey. What a class act.


4:15 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Wonderful woman! I am so proud of her! I'll bet Rush Limbaugh is absolutely blown away by this!

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs.D. I left a post for you on the first thread at FPM. J'Mac.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Good night Donal.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

this was cool what Rush did

2:56 PM  

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