Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Weird News From Florida

From the Sun-Sentinel:

Rush Limbaugh gains unlikely ally in privacy battle — the ACLU

Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh got a birthday present Monday from an unlikely new friend — the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU wants to join the fray in Limbaugh’s right-to-privacy battle with Palm Beach County prosecutors over his medical records, which were seized a month ago from four doctors as part of an investigation into Limbaugh’s prescription drug use.

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“It may seem odd that the ACLU has come to the defense of Rush Limbaugh,” ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon said in a statement. “But we have always said that the ACLU’s real client is the Bill of Rights and we will continue to safeguard the values of equality, fairness and privacy for everyone, regardless of race, economic status or political point of view.”

Well, hey, the ACLU defended the Nazi’s suit to March in Skokie, Illinois in 1977, so this isn’t much more of a stretch.