Ruben’s album will be 1 or 2, while Clay is the “best mannered” person of 2003.

Ruben’s album will be 1 or 2, while Clay is the “best mannered” person of 2003.
The National League of Junior Cotillions, which bills itself as the nation’s only organization that trains and licenses directors to establish local cotillion programs,” whatever that means, has declared American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken the Best Mannered Person of 2003. Clay was given the award for “his example of humility and politeness” and “because of the courteous manner in which he treats fellow performers and fans,” the organization says, not for chewing with his mouth closed or putting the toilet seat down or things like that. Oprah came in second; last year’s winner was Condoleeza Rice, who also made this year’s list. While Ruben may be jealous of Clay’s impeccable manners, he has news of his own to be proud of: his album Soulful, released last week, will either be the best-selling or second best-selling album of the week. According to FOX News, Ruben and Alicia Keys “are very close in sales” right now. Final numbers should be out soon.

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