Gloria Allred is demanding that Rush face criminal prosecution for calling Sandra Fluke a slut:
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 Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.
When I read that, my first thought was, “Please, please, please, make it so!” Can you think of anything more wonderful than having Fluke in court defending her sex life?
Think of it: the legal standard is that the prosecutor, in order to win, must first show that Fluke was sufficiently chaste that someone could be convicted for wrongly accusing her of not being chaste. Keep in mind that Fluke gives no appearance that she is a blushing virgin. Rather, she is a 30 year old activist who insists that taxpayers and the Catholic Church fund her sex life.
Any trial of this matter will be a circus, and any circus can only benefit both Rush and the conservative point of view. It’s already wonderful enough that Allred is making this hysterical claim, but the icing on the cake, the gilding on the lily, the cream in the coffee, would be a criminal action.
But . . . but . . . there’s a caveat. If the Florida prosecutor goes after Rush, he also has to promise to go after Maher. That one, at least, should be an easy case to make: