Rehab, $30,000 keep Limbaugh out of court

Of course, the little people of Florida face much stiffer penalties...

I think drug prohibition is a bad idea: I don't really give a rat's ass what kind of pills you pop or weeds you smoke to make you feel better. Real crimes involve force or fraud - rape, robbery or murder come immediately to mind. Nonetheless, it makes me almost physically ill to see the law perverted like this. Limbaugh should face the same music the rest of us have to face, fines and a promise of treatment notwithstanding. I wonder if Penny Spence had coughed up $30k if she would've gotten an 18 month suspended sentence instead of looking at 25 years? Or maybe if she was a right wing radio talk show host, too?

I wonder how much it costs in Florida to bribe your way out of a murder rap? Or any crime - apparently it's a state where justice is for sale.

Firebrand radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was charged Friday with fraudulently concealing information to obtain prescription drugs, but prosecutors will drop the charge after 18 months if Limbaugh remains in treatment for drug addiction, his lawyer said.

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