Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Sir, May I have Permission to Get It Up, Sir?!

You know...I don't much care for Rush Limbaugh and his blatant hypocrisy toward all drug users except himself....but when it comes to having to ask permission to get an erection then I gotta draw the line. Not even Rush Limbaugh ought to have to ask permission to have an erection....can't imagine who'd want to share it with him (the very thought of it makes my skin crawl and my stomach heave violently)...but that is beside the point.

Limbaugh's latest drug run-in: Viagra
Police say commentator had drug without a prescription

Monday, June 26, 2006; Posted: 10:54 p.m. EDT (02:54 GMT)
Rush Limbaugh's lawyer said the Viagra was labeled with a doctor's name to protect Limbaugh's privacy.

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Rush Limbaugh was detained for about 3 1/2 hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

The 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage was examined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after his private plane landed at the airport around 2 p.m. from the Dominican Republic, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Customs officials found in Limbaugh's luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile disfunction, Miller said.

"The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors," Miller said.

The matter was turned over to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh.

"He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors," Miller said.

Sheriff's investigators confiscated the drugs, and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.

However, the sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office.

"We believe there may be a second degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it," Miller said.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

Last month, Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors who had accused the conservative talk-show host of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping pain pill prescriptions. Under the deal, a single charge commonly referred to as "doctor shopping" would be dismissed after 18 months if he complies with terms that include submitting to random drug tests and continuing treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers.

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