Another potentially historic letter was this one written in October 2007 on Senate letterhead and signed by 41 Democrat Senators. The Fox News story at right describes the event that ultimately resulted in the letter being sold on eBay for $2,100,000 by Rush Limbaugh. Mr. Limbaugh matched the amount raised and the full $4,200,000 was donated to The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation resulting in a windfall for the Marine charity and egg on the faces of 41 United States Senators.
The sales verbiage, in part, went like this:
“Up for auction is the original letter signed by 41 Democrat senators.
This historic document may well represent the first time in the history of America that this large a group of U.S. senators attempted to demonize a private citizen by lying about his views. As such, it is a priceless memento of the folly of Harry Reid and his 40 senatorial co-signers.
“The entire proceeds of this auction.. the entire high bid... will be donated to The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, a registered charity which provides financial assistance to the children of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers. Rush Limbaugh serves on the Board of this organization and has been active on its behalf. All costs of this auction will be paid by the seller... every dollar of your winning bid will go to this charity, which has to date distributed over $29 million.”