Friday, July 21, 2006

Rush Limbaugh: Hard Up

This one is almost too funny to be true. Rush Limbaugh, was busted when he brought back a prescription for Viagra from the Dominican Republic. Him using Viagra? That is really no surprise, nor is it something that he should be ashamed of (especially as a Republican). Overweight men who smoke (in Rush's case it is Cigars) and who have other medical problems (of which I am not at liberty to discuss) tend to have problems getting it up.

So, what is the problem than? Well, it turns out that he had the prescription written out in someone else's name. It is illegal to do this and could jeopardize his plea agreement from when he was busted for obtaining drugs illegally.

I really wish that Rush would do what he has been preaching for years and take responsibility for his illegal behavior. After all, it was Rush who claims that drug penalties are too lax and that the end user should get the maximum sentence for their addiction. He should march right up to the judge and demand that he be sent to prison. If he has no sympathy for criminals, should expect and demand no sympathy from others when he breaks the law.

Viagra threatens Limbaugh plea deal

4 comments:

tommy said...

From the article you link:

It is generally not illegal under Florida law for a physician to prescribe medication in a third party's name if all parties are aware and the doctor documents it correctly, said Mike Edmondson, a spokesman for the state attorney in Palm Beach County.

Dingo said...

customs is federal, not state.

tommy said...

it's not a customs violation if he obtained them in the united states, there is nothing to declare as a result, it's simply a case of whether they were, or were not obtained legally.

Dingo said...

He has to declare them when re-entering the united states if he does not have a valid prescription when entering. Since there was someone elses name on the bottle, he was entering without a valid precription as pertaining to Federal law even if he obtained the prescription legally under Florida law. Under federal law, the prescription must be in the name of the patient.

Additionally, theoretically, Rush may be debarred from taking drungs into or out of the country during the extent of his probation under US federal law.