Rush Limbaugh can't leave contraception alone. On Monday the portly pundit weighed in on allegations of a Secret Service prostitution scandal by turning the whole thing into another opportunity to talk about contraception.
According to the Huffington Post at the weekend Secret Service agents preparing for President Obama's visit to Colombia were accused of hiring prostitutes. Up to eleven agents have reportedly been placed on leave for misconduct pending further investigations.
Meanwhile on Monday Limbaugh, apparently still stung by his recent ruinous run in with contraception champion Sandra Fluke, discussed what he called the 'war on women' and asked what the 'real question' at the heart of the scandal was?
'What I wanna know is, did those Colombian hookers have to pay for their own contraception?' Limbaugh thundered. 'Or are they covered under Obama's health care plan as it extends to the Secret Service agents?'
'With the war on women being waged at full strength, how could that question not come up?' Limbaugh continued.
Limbaugh added that he had learned one prostitute charged an agent $47.
'I'm just glad to see there's still one person who's still stingy with the taxpayers' dollars, and I'm talking about that Secret Service guy who got in and out of there for forty-seven bucks,' Limbaugh snorted.\
In 2006 Limbaugh himself faced some allegations of impropriety when he was detained at a Florida airport returning from a so-called 'stag party' in the Dominican Republic, one of the red light capitals of the world. Limbaugh was reportedly carrying 29 Viagra pills in his luggage prescribed under his doctors name. There was no word of whether his prescription was covered by medical insurance.
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