In a comment on my last post about nasty liberal rhetoric, Jon Henke of Q&O points out that the well-known blogger Digby has suggested that Rush Limbaugh solicited underage prostitutes during his recent trip to the Dominican Republic:
I know that a good establishment liberal would refrain from even discussing the fact that Rush Limbaugh likes to go to one of the underage sex capitals of the world with a bottle of Viagra in one hand and God knows what in the other...
Rush should be urged to share his story with America. Here's [sic] he is, an impotent, thrice divorced, ex-drug addict, conservative, parolee who went on a sex tour in the Caribbean and found himself rudely embarrassed for carrying recreational prescription drugs in his doctor's name. Who can't relate to that?
This kind of rhetoric borders on libel. Returning from the Dominican Republic with Viagra in his luggage does not prove Limbaugh was "on a sex tour," nor that he was soliciting underage sex -- a serious accusation that should not be tossed around lightly.
Update 6/29 10:19 AM: Henke has a post about this on Q&O.