Smith makes acceptance speech

Tuesday, July 10th, 2001 - 7:38 pm PDT

Rev. Smith made a brief acceptance speech today in which he thanked and paid homage to many close friends, relatives, and esteemed role models who have been of incalculable help, support, and inspiration to him over the years. “Without all of you, I would surely not be here today,” said Smith. He then promptly sat back down and continued eating lunch in front of the TV.