Limbaugh (Nation’s Loudest Hypocrite) Arrested

“What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use, too many whites are getting away with drug sales, too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we’re not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too.”Rush Limbaugh

This part is funny. Here’s the scoop from the AP:

Rush Limbaugh reached a settlement with prosecutors Friday in a fraud case involving prescription painkillers, though the conservative radio commentator maintains his innocence.

Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities about 4 p.m. on a warrant for fraud to conceal information to obtain a prescription, the first charge in the nearly 3-year-old case, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. He was released an hour later on $3,000 bail.

This part is patently unfair:

Under the deal, Limbaugh would eventually see the charge dismissed in 18 months if he continues treatment for drug addiction, Black said.

What about all those other people in the southeast who get treated a lot more harshly by the system? I guess it helps to be rich, white and Republican.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • jeffrey smith

    One interesting point from the report you might have left in:
    “Among other provisions, he also has agreed to pay the state $30,000 to defray its investigative costs, Black said.”

    Nice deal the state attorney has: investigate, charge and arrest a fellow for something that shouldn’t be a crime in the first place. Then make him pay for everything.

    Seeing that this is the Grand Poobah, I will cry me no rivers, but as a general point of procedure, it is worth noting.

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    It would be an interesting publicity stunt to defend him, in much the same manner that John Adams defended the British soldiers at the Boston Massacre – they hadn’t done anything wrong, but the general perception was that they had, and so he, despite despising them, defended them on principle.

  • Timothy West

    I’m still pluggin away at a siler video. I upgraded my software and I’m having problems figuring out how to do stuff I knew how to do with the older version. Evweything’s different. So I’m really slow with it.

  • Rob D.

    Speaking of drugs…

    Mexico Votes to Decriminalize Some Drugs

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/29/AR2006042900421.html

  • Terry
  • http://www.nallforgovernor.com Loretta Nall

    I hate Rush Limbaugh. He is a revolting specimen.

    “”Nice deal the state attorney has: investigate, charge and arrest a fellow for something that shouldn’t be a crime in the first place. Then make him pay for everything.””

    This is no different from what has been happening for years of regular people suspected of any drug offense.

    They arrest you, charge you, haul you to court. You have to miss work, retain an attorney, pay fines, court costs and basically go broke trying to defend yourself. If you own property they seize it under the proceeds of crime protocol and most times it costs more to try and get it back than the property is worth…and you are already broke from court battles.

    Extremely few regular folks get the added luxury of having their charges wiped.

    I don’t feel sorry for Rush Limbaugh. He got a really sweet deal in my opinion…even though I agree that what he was charged with should not be a crime.

    There is no better example of the blatant hypocrisy of the drug war

  • paulie cannoli

    Flush Rush!

    Speaking of his hypocrisy, the chickenhawk warmonger avoided serving in the Vietnam War because of a cyst on his ass. Was it the half of his brain which is tied behind his back?

  • Julian (a Vietnam Vet)

    Paulies back

  • http://www.tom-hanna.org Tom Hanna

    How many cases do you remember where the prosecutors made a deal with the distributor to get the user? They did in this case. If you want to start talking about “fairness”, that’s the place to start.

  • paulie cannoli

    J,
    what about my back?