His lawyer says it was prescribed, but the doctor put his own name on the bottle “for privacy purposes.”

Great idea. Worked like a charm.

Rush’s agreement with prosecutors in the prescription-fraud case said no arrests for 18 months or else the deal’s off. Which means he could be looking at, er, hard time.

Let’s just cut through it, okay? We all want to know: was the Viagra for recreational use, or was it … necessary? Talk amongst yourselves.

Update: The boss has made this point before, but it’s good enough to bear repeating. You’d almost think their profound, abiding concern about warrantless wiretaps and bank surveillance was politically motivated.

Update: Rush played it well on his show today. From Drudge:

RUSH LIMBAUGH: ‘HOW DID BOB DOLE’S LUGGAGE GET ON MY AIRPLANE? I TOLD MY DOCTOR I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE NEXT ELECTION‘…

Update: I’ve been meaning to post this somewhere. This is as good a place as any.