Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Rush Gets Off Easy

Hey, compared to what Ken Starr made the Clintons go through, it’s a cakewalk.

Judge: Prosecutors can examine Limbaugh’s medical records

WEST PALM BEACH, — Prosecutors may examine Rush Limbaugh’s medical records to determine whether he should be charged with “doctor shopping” for prescription painkillers, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Limbaugh accused prosecutors of going after him for political reasons.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey A. Winikoff denied the conservative commentator’s request to keep the records sealed, but did say prosecutors cannot make the records public. Limbaugh’s attorney promised a prompt appeal. [Emphasis added.]

The judge said the state has a “compelling” interest in determining whether Limbaugh broke the law, trumping his right to keep his medical records private.

Rush told his radio audience that this case is an attempt by Democrats to damage his reputation.

“The Democrats still cannot defeat me in the arena of political ideas. And so now they’re trying to do so in the court of public opinion and the legal system,” Limbaugh said. “And since I’m not running for office, they can’t get to me that way. They’re going to seek the occasion of this event in my life to see, to find out if they can do any damage.”

I believe paranoid delusion is one of the side-effects of opiate addiction. Anyway, read the rest here if you like.