Either my search skills suck, or I’m the first one to bring up this topic in a thread of it’s own. I’m speaking, of course, of the allegations that Rush Limbaugh illegally purchased and abused prescription drugs.
I figured it might be best to start a new thread on this as it’s wholly unrelated to his ESPN controversy deal.
Also, I figured The Pit was the best place for this because … I just felt like putting it here.
Anyway, I wrote a little something about it in my own journal, and I don’t really feel like retyping it all, but I think it is valid commentary, so Captain Cut-n-Paste I am:
So there’s the new story that Rush Limbaugh is under investigation for illegally purchasing prescription drugs, and abusing them. So far he has no comment, neither directly nor through his lawyers.
Now I am no Rush Limbaugh fan, not by a longshot, but this all sounds a little off to me. I think I’m going to wait to see where the shit shakes loose before I go tearing him a new asshole over this. For one thing, if it is true, I’d like to think I’m better than to make light of anyone’s drug problem. But, yes, I do see the irony of the situation, and if it all comes out to be true and he waffles and blubbers and all that, then yes, his reputation and previous comments should probably be held up for scrutiny and juxtaposition to the situation.
BUT … First of all, you have him freshly shooting him self in the foot, which was in his mouth at the time, which makes him ripe for further attacks.
Secondly, the allegations in this article seem to me to be a tad far-fetched. The whole, “Can your husband spare a few” and “you’d better get me some more!!” and her willingness to go along with it all and the “if this gets out I’m ruined” … I don’t know. It doesn’t sit right. It sounds very scripted.
But the other thing that got me was this: “She also gave the Enquirer a ledger documenting how many pills she claimed to have bought for him - 4,350 in one 47-day period.”
4,350 pills is not a lot of drugs to buy … if you’re a dealer. If you’re a user … what the fuck are you going to do with that? That would be more than 11 heavy duty pain pills every day over the course of a full year to go through the stash. Unless he was hoarding them in some irrational drug-addled state, it just doesn’t make sense. If he was as constantly doped up as the story seems to make out, he’d never be able to function.
I don’t know. It’s all odd. I think I’ll wait for the facts before I really jump his shit.
Yes, this is me sort of defending Rush Limbaugh. Weird isn’t it?
What do you think?