I have no problem with Rush Limbaugh (in mug shot) reaching a dealwith Florida prosecutors to drop a fraud charge after 18 months if Limbaugh continues to undergo treatment for drug addiction and pays $30,000 to offset the cost of the investigation. He didn’t intend to get hooked on painkillers, and sending him to prison serves little purpose. But what irritates many people is that, over the years, Limbaugh hasn’t shown similar compassion to others with drug problems. He’s been a cheerleader for the lock-’em-up mind-set that has filled our nation’s prisons with nonviolent drug offenders who, like Limbaugh, needed treatment, not incarceration.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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