RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you are listening to your harmless, lovable, little fuzzball host, Rush Limbaugh, well-known radio raconteur bon vivant, and now children’s book Author of the Year. The awards were handed out last night by the Children’s Book Council, and I want to take a moment here to thank everyone in the audience, particularly the young people who voted. This is an award where the readers determine the winners.
Kathryn and I flew up after the program yesterday to New York for the awards banquet, the event. This is the seventh annual. It’s relatively new, and it’s combined with the children’s literacy project, and what a great evening. It was a wonderful event, and I had, honestly, to make sure you understand, no expectation of winning this thing. When they announced my name I was momentarily frozen. We were sitting in the front row with a couple people from Simon & Schuster, the well known publishing house. Mitchell Ivers and Jean Anne Rose, they were there with us. It was just a really, really nice event.
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