Wednesday, February 04, 2004


Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, was just on CNN. He equated Rush's addiction to pain medication to a diabetic's addiction to insulin. I don't know many diabetics who force their housekeepers to illegally obtain insulin.

I'll update when the transcript becomes available.

Update: Transcript
BLITZER: How is he dealing with the addiction? How is Rush feeling?

BLACK: well, this was not an easy situation for Rush, as you can imagine.

For years, he suffered from chronic and intractable pain, particularly out of his spine and even had his coccyx bone removed, had shots in his spine. Nothing would work. Surgery didn't work. So, he had to use medication. And there are millions upon millions of people in this country who have the same thing. Pain is a disease like any other disease, and you ought to be treated for it.

And, by the way, we don't blame diabetics for using insulin and say they're addicts because they take insulin to survive.
That was a bullshit statement and Wolf let it slide. Typical.