Who would have thought that Rush Limbaugh could tout himself as “Author of the Year?”
Well, now he can. The conservative radio talk show host/controversial political commentator just won the “Author of the Year” award at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his children’s book “Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.”
The critically slammed yet commercially successful book is about Rush Revere and a talking horse named Liberty who travel back in time together to visit the pilgrims. The title is awarded after four finalists (chosen by their status on bestseller lists) are voted on by children, NPR reports.
“I love America. I wish everybody did. I hope everybody will,” Limbaugh said in his acceptance speech. “It’s one of the most fascinating stories in human history … and it’s a delight and it’s an opportunity to try to share that story with young people so they can grow and learn to love and appreciate the country in which they’re growing up and will someday run and lead and inherit.”