His judicious use of the word "we" in the bold statement certainly looks like he's trying to take credit for something.Only to someone who maybe isn't such an "equal-opportunity pessimist" as they would like to claim. To the rest of us, out here in the reality-based community, two things stand out:
A) The two sentences, "Never did we think that this letter would bring money of this nature." and "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."[*] don't actually "take credit for" anything -- they say just that, i), he and his pals didn't foresee that the letter would bring a lot of money; and, ii) he can't think of a nobler use for said money. So, where is he lying -- are you claiming that they did actually foresee that the letter would bring a lot of money, or that indeed he can think of a better use for the moolah, or both?
And B), If he wanted to, he is actually entitled to "take credit for something": If he hadn't written this letter, Rush wouldn't have it to sell, and the money that is being raised on Ebay -- would not be being raised on Ebay. So how, exactly, has he done any less than Rush here? Is Rush going to match the proceeds from the Ebay letter sale out of his own pocket, or what?
So, mr Equal-opportunity Pessimist About ALL Politicians: When, if ever, will we see you invest as much w
Not holding my breath (either way),