Tuesday, May 2, 2006

His One Phone Call

Following up on the Rush Limbaugh “arrest” story below, one of the reasons he got off so easily could be explained thusly:

Prosecutors accused him of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions, a practice known as doctor shopping. After seizing his medical records, authorities learned Limbaugh received up to 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors, in six months.

However, the single charge only alleges that Limbaugh illegally obtained about 40 pills, said Mike Edmondson, a state attorney’s spokesman. He would not explain why prosecutors scaled back the case.

SCENE: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Booking Room.

RUSH (on phone): Jeb? Rush. Get me off or I’ll have every redneck in every pickup in five counties on the capital lawn before you can say “New Hampshire primary.” Oh, by the way, saw your daughter at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. She dating anyone? That bimbo at CNN gave me the bum’s rush. Thanks; you’re a prince. Heh.