The Daily Sandwich

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, June 26, 2006

Rush Limbaugh: hardened criminal

I thought I'd get in early on what's certain to become the latest round of jokes at the expense of Limbaugh's unfortunate history with prescription meds.

Customs officials found in Limbaugh's luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile disfunction, Miller said.

"The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors," Miller said.

The matter was turned over to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh.

"He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors," Miller said.

Sheriff's investigators confiscated the drugs, and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.

However, the sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office.

"We believe there may be a second degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it," Miller said.

Does Limbaugh have a thing for Dominican prostitutes, or is he just an optimist?

UPDATE (6/27): Early opinions on the legal issues are suggesting that Limbaugh won't face any serious violation of probation issues-- even though it was a drug offense, he wasn't hoarding narcotics again. But I don't know how authoritative that is, and others suggest that it all depends on how cranky the judge is.

But at least ol' Rush looks like a chump. Again. And the Dominican Republic is high on the list of sex tourism destinations. Thrice-divorced fat man with a bottle of Viagra hits a notorious fleshpot? Naaaahhhh. He probably just went for the cigars.