Carol Platt Liebau: Where's the Outrage?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Where's the Outrage?

The MSM reports -- no doubt with regret -- that Rush Limbaugh won't be charged for possessing Viagra that was legitimately prescribed to him, albeit under another physician's name.

Here's Rush's first-hand account of what happened, which leaves little doubt that he was set up. No big surprise there.

But I just can't help but wonder where all the civil libertarians have gone. The tender hearts, so deeply concerned about the rights and comfort of suspected (or known) terrorists, remain suspiciously silent about government officials singling someone out for unpleasant government attentions because of his views.

Surely they can't have more sympathy for terrorists than for Rush Limbaugh, can they? Hmmm.

18 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

The convict says he was setup. Yeah, sure!

7:50 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

The AP link you gave doesn't exonerate Limbaugh.

In fact, the whole "legitimate" prescription of Viagra is quite questionable.

The idea that Limbaugh was prescribed Viagra under a different name in order to protect his privacy is laughable.

If the Viagra had been prescribed under his name, then he would never have been arrested in the first place.

Also, because he was arrested then it was obvious that the entire affair would have been broadcast publically - which means, of course, that the stated reasons for having it under a different name (protecting his privacy) was never going to happen.

It is far more logical to believe that the Viagra was obtained illegally than through this particular process.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Also notice the clown, waited until after the authorities said they would not prosecute.

7:53 PM  
Blogger SicSemperTyrannus said...

See, the right to privacy only extends to women who want to suck the brains out of the parasitic growth in their uterus (AKA kill their babies). It doen't apply to conservative male talk show hosts.

4:25 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

More evidence of the double standard applied by the left. One has to wonder when the majority of Americans will wake up to leftist hypocrisy!

4:54 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

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5:32 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

dh -
"The convict says he was setup." ????

Did I miss something? When was he convicted? Wouldn't that mean that a judge and jury found him guilty? Don't recall that happening. Or are YOU that judge and jury?

More problems with left-wing courts! Conservatives are guilty until proven innocent!

5:33 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Pete,

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/05/01/limbaugh.deal/index.html

7:02 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Okay, I read it, dh. There was no trial, judge or jury. Where do you get 'convict'?

Article quote: "Under an agreement with the Palm Beach County state attorney, the single charge will be held in abeyance for 18 months and then dropped..."

If the case was so secure, why allow a felon to get off so easy? After all, he is a conservative!

Further: "Limbaugh attorney Roy Black said, "Mr. Limbaugh and I have maintained from the start that there was no doctor shopping, and we continue to hold this position." No court to decide if true or not, so no convict here.

And: "...the single charge only alleges that Limbaugh illegally obtained about 40 pills...". If, as alluded to in the article's previous paragraph, Limbaugh got almost 2,000 pills, why drop all the way down to 40 pills if there was any legitimate evidence of wrong-doing? I guess there's no convict here either.

Still sounds to me like you tried and convicted him yourself, dh. I reckon we should be glad the justice system works better than you!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Rush is just a great guy trying to save citizens money by entering a plea deal with the prosecutor, mandatory urine analysis and drug treatment for 18 months.

Other sources indicate Rush burned out his eardrums with drug use.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/news/limbaugh/100303_limbaugh5.html

8:03 AM  
Blogger ELC said...

Surely they can't have more sympathy for terrorists than for Rush Limbaugh, can they? They can and do. Because they actually think that conservatives are a bigger threat to them than terrorists are. I know that doesn't make any sense. But there it is.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

ELC,

There it is, fact based reality.

8:36 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

Ditto, you were really trying to debate. Congratulations. Oh, by the way, you lost.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Seeing how Rush didn't want anyone to know he had erectile dysfunction and now just about everyone know, I'd say he is both a fool and a loser.

12:26 PM  
Blogger fetching jen said...

If Rush's last name was "Kennedy," no one would have heard a whisper about his meds... legal or not.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Say what Kennedy & drugs. Now that is news. Tell us more.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ditto:

"... I'd say he is both a fool and a loser."


But not a convict.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Obviously guilty and that is the same.

Now do you want to defend O.J.?

7:49 AM  

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