In Florida, a prosecutor, by now, has dislocated his shoulder patting himself on the back for a 'victory' in a long crusade.
The victory? After three years of investigations and mass-media witch-hunting, Rush Limbaugh had one charge filed against him, to which he has plead not guilty. This not-guilty charge will stick, if in 18 months, Limbaugh has completed his drug dependency rehabilitation program.
A rehabilitation program that Limbaugh himself voluntarily entered 30 months ago.
How much did this victory really cost the state of Florida and the county of Palm Beach if Limbaugh, as part of the deal, forked over $30,000 to defray the expense of this 'prosecution?' Where could this money have been better spent? Perhaps truly prosecuting that beautiful teacher who is a sexual predator preying on her teenage male students?
This case became a non-issue the moment Limbaugh checked himself into the rehab clinic. That, to me, is an admission of guilt, taking responsibility for his actions - unlike others in the limelight, and that the pain pills had gotten control of his life. But I guess some people have vendettas against Limbaugh for his political views and successful radio show, so like Ahab they spared no expense in going after Limbaugh.
How much did this victory cost the taxpayers of Florida I wonder? Enquiring minds want to know.