Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Yahoo! News - Source: Limbaugh Being Investigated|
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Authorities are investigating whether Rush Limbaugh illegally funneled money to buy prescription painkillers, a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday.Withdrawing money to buy drugs. Illegally.
In his third day back on the air after rehab, Limbaugh responded with a blanket denial of the allegations first reported Tuesday by ABC News.
"I was not laundering money. I was withdrawing money for crying out loud," Limbaugh said in his three-hour broadcast.
In the past, Limbaugh has decried drug use and abuse on his bluntly worded show, mocking then-President Clinton (news - web sites) for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana and often making the case that drug crimes deserve punishment.Mega-dittos, Fat Ass. Mega-dittos.
"Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. ... And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up," Limbaugh said on his short-lived television show on Oct. 5, 1995.
During the same show, he commented that the statistics that show blacks go to prison more often than whites for the same drug offenses only illustrate that "too many whites are getting away with drug use."