Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Dear Mr. Limbaugh

Holy Cry and Whine Batman!

Poor Rush Limbaugh. Seems the painkiller problem just won't go away. Yes, he went to rehab and is doing fine now, thank you very much. But, now investigators have raided his offices in search of documentation that might prove he engaged in illegal drug use and what they call "doctor shopping." By that I assume they mean he went to many different doctors getting prescriptions of painkillers to feed his addiction.

But wait. His lawyers and Mr. Limbaugh himself are crying foul. In fact, I quote: "Unfortunately, because of Mr. Limbaugh's prominence and well-known political opinions, he is being subjected to an invasion of privacy no citizen of this republic should endure." Waaaaaaaaaaa.

Didn't Mr. Limbaugh lead the charge in another citizen's very public invasion of privacy? Wasn't he one of the biggest proponnents of finding anything possible to pin on Bill Clinton? Whitewater, which costs this country hundreds of millions of dollars, came up empty. Due to the undying wish to ruin this man though, they (federal prosecutors, Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and others) continued to dig into every possible event in Mr. Clinton's life to find anything they could to end his political career. Sure, they got him lying about an extramarital affair, and it nearly cost him exactly what they where looking for him to pay, his political career.

I think Mr. Limbaugh ought to remember the old saying I was taught as a little kid: What goes around, comes around. It seems that life has come full circle on Mr. Limbaugh, and he doesn't like it. Too bad for him. Maybe now he understands what Mr. Clinton went through for three plus years.

I can forgive a man for an indescretion and even for lying about it (which includes Mr. Clinton AND Mr. Limbaugh). What I can't forgive is people that think they can live by a different set of rules, while holding others up to a higher set of standards and practices than they themselves feel the need to live by.

Quit crying and whining Mr. Limbaugh. You created your own problems, just like Bill Clinton. He paid for his, now you can deal with and pay for yours.

* Tim Marlow is the production director for the Pilot-Tribune.