Limbaugh's Probation 'Ending Well'
October 8, 2007 at 5:30 AM (PT)
PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS' RUSH LIMBAUGH tells the PALM BEACH POST's JOSE LAMBIET "All's well that ends well" with his 18-month probation for drug offenses. "But I tell myself sometimes: 'I can't believe I did this s—-.'"
LIMBAUGH, presently battling Senate Democrats over his comments about "phony soldiers," says that "The only thing I regret is that, because of legal and business reasons, I haven't been able to tell my story. I'll ponder how I could start sharing because I've often wanted to." LIMBAUGH spent five weeks in THE MEADOWS drug treatment center in ARIZONA and says that despite a typical 70% relapse rate, "I have had no desire" for drugs, "I plan on continuing therapy even after the probation. It's been extremely important and valuable to me." LAMBIET reports that LIMBAUGH has also quit drinking, although he was not required to do so, and his drug tests have been negative, and that the required forms submitted by LIMBAUGH show his income to be between $2.1 million and $3 million per month.
I tell myself sometimes: 'I can't believe I did this sâ??-.'
On the "phony soldiers" controversy, LIMBAUGH told LAMBIET, "When the Senate majority leader denounces me, that could have an impact on my business. I no longer care about other people's opinions. I learned to handle criticism and take blows. When 30% of the country hates your guts, it takes a psychological toll. Frankly, I love myself a whole lot more." He added, "Don't forget that the radio show is just a performance."