Liberal attorney wants to arrest Rush Limbaugh using 'blue law'
Gloria Allred wants Rush Limbaugh arrested for calling Sandra Fluke a "slut."
Now I know what you're thinking. You're probably saying to yourself, "yes, but isn't that like, you know, free speech or something?"
You would be right - ordinarily. In this case, however, Ms. Allred is only for free speech when it comes to her political allies.
"Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her," Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. "He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful."
In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.
The statute stipulates that anyone who "speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity" is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh's remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.
It is now entirely up to the prosecutor to exercise his discretion on whether there will be a prosecution. McAuliffe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Such mundane considerations as the First Amendment to the Constitution can be tossed aside when it comes to sticking it to the liberal loudmouth's political opponents. The law she wants the prosector to enforce -- passed in 1883 -- is one of those "blue laws" (like stores must be closed on Sundays in many towns) that are on the books and never enforced.
This publicity hound has a serious problem with liberty. She constantly bellyaches about her client's right to free speech while hypocritically seeking to stifle the same from her opponents. It would be amusing if it weren't so nauseating.
Perhaps we can get the prosector to arrest and charge Allred under one of the "excessive noise" statutes.