02/21/2014 04:32 pm ET | Updated Feb 21, 2014

Someone Actually Spent $1,000 To Buy An Autographed Ted Cruz 'Green Eggs And Ham' Book


Nearly five months after his epic reading of Green Eggs And Ham on the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is reaping some rewards.

The San Antonio Express-News reported Friday that Cruz autographed a copy of the book, which went for $1,000 at a Bexar County Republican Party auction. Two other signed titles netted $1,800, according to the paper.

“I was astounded,” Bexar County Republican Party Chairman Robert Stovall told the Express-News.

Back on Sept. 24, 2013, Cruz read the Dr. Seuss classic during his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare. HuffPost noted at the time that Cruz said he did it for his two daughters for their bedtime while they were watching C-SPAN back home in Texas.

During the same filibuster, Cruz also credited his father, Rafael, for being the mastermind behind the dish.

"This wasn't for the restaurant, but he did it anyway -- he invented green eggs and ham," Cruz said, adding that his dad's recipe was using either food coloring or a green vegetable like spinach.


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