Rush Limbaugh has been on Weiner-overdrive since the chaos broke out so a caller had to remind him about his own past behavior and he went ballistic. Click here to listen to the audio exchange.
On June 7, 2011, Rush Limbaugh began his program with a series of juvenile insults, puns, and double-entendres regarding Anthony Weiner and the scandal he touched off when racy images and messages he exchanged with various women over social media were exposed by his political opponents.
Limbaugh was casting stones in his own glass house.
In 2006, Limbaugh was detained by United States Customs officers after returning from the Dominican Republic with Viagra in his possession. The prescription wasn't written in Limbaugh's name, so the authorities suspected unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Moreover, a simple google search of the terms "adult travel" (NSFW) reveals that the Dominican Republic has earned an outsized reputation as one of the world's hottest destinations for sex tourists.
I did a lot of extensive reporting when this story broke because it's illegal to have prescription drugs not in your own name.
I spoke with the Florida Medical Board and they told me that it is unethical and illegal for a doctor to write a prescription for him/her and then give it to another patient. They told me I could file a complaint and it would be investigated. I first called The Medical Board of California and found out that they have the same practice in place. As we know from yesterday:
Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription. 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.
Roy Black issued a statement yesterday that said :
While going through routine Customs inspection of luggage at Palm BeachInternational Airport upon his return from an international trip, Rush Limbaugh was detained by customs agents after they noticed a non-narcotic prescription drug, which had been prescribed by Mr. Limbaugh's treating physician but labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes. After a brief interview, Mr. Limbaugh was permitted to continue on his journey.
This is not consistent with medical practices in the two states that I have checked on so far. Doctors cannot engage in that type of behavior. By receiving a fake prescription that is clearly in violation of Florida's Medical Law, did Limbaugh then violate the terms of his plea deal? Roy Black's statement tries to paint this occurrence to be typical doctor behavior because of Rush Limbaugh's high profile, but that is not the case.
A Beverly Hills addiction specialist, Dr. David Kipper said that this is the number one offense a doctor can do. They are not even supposed to write prescriptions for family members.
Continue on if you want to read Florida's statute 499.03 which was clearly violated.
As you would expect, Limbaugh and his doctor weren't charged. The press didn't ask Rush why he needed 29 Viagra pills in the first place. Well, he is a Republican. The Smoking Gun has a few more interesting details about Limbaugh's trip.
Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party 29 Viagra pills, two '24' producers among radio star's all-male crew...read on
Digby has the transcript of the Limbaugh freak-out call.