November 13, 2005

Political prosecution...

This has really become sick, and gotten way out of hand...

NewsMax: It has been more than two years since news first broke that Rush Limbaugh had an addiction to painkillers.

That news led to a criminal investigation of Limbaugh by Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer, who in December 2003 leaked to the media that his office had uncovered evidence of 10 felony counts, including "doctor shopping," money laundering and drug trafficking. Despite the sensational allegations, no charges have been brought.

Worse, in the latest round between the State Attorney's office and Limbaugh, Assistant State Attorney James Martz made a startling admission in open court on Tuesday as he sought a court order allowing his office to interview Rush's doctors.

Martz told Circuit Court Judge David Crow that his office has "no idea" if Limbaugh had even committed a crime, but still wanted the Florida judge to grant them the extraordinary privilege of interviewing Limbaugh's doctors without his consent....

This is a disgusting political prosecution. There's very good reason (see the article) to believe that Rush did NOT commit the crime of "doctor shopping." And even if he had, lots of people have been in the same spot Rush was in. And, for a first offense, if they admit it, and seek treatment, NOBODY gets a prosecution like the one against Limbaugh. There's only been one indictment for "doctor shopping" in the history of Palm Beach County, and that case was dropped.

The prosecutors won the legal battle to look at Rush's medical records. So they looked at them. And found no crime. But they are like the little "optimist" boy in the joke, shoveling manure like crazy and saying, "There's gotta be a pony in there somewhere."

Posted by John Weidner at November 13, 2005 5:40 PM
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