While this all makes for great talk radio and sounds like fun, there is one catch: What Limbaugh encouraged Republican voters to do in Ohio was a fifth-degree felony in that state, punishable with a $2,500 fine and six to 12 months in jail. That is because in order to change party affiliation in Ohio, voters have to fill out a form swearing allegiance to that party’s principles “under penalty of election falsification.”
Given what we know of Cuyahoga County —which has sent Dennis Kucinich as one of their Representatives to Congress repeatedly— Rush will almost certainly be charged.
Having given this a great deal of thought, I am assembling a team of Con Law scholars who will rush to Rush’s side if this occurs, and I have identified the best judge to hear Ohio v. Rush.
“Rush in the Dock,” may come to rival “Steyn in the Dock” though not C. S. Lewis’ “God in the Dock,” and the drama will be immense. Expect O.J.-like coverage. The Cuyahoga County worthies will be as esteemed as the Florida Supreme Court in December of 2000 by trial’s conclusion. We haven’t had a loyalty oath test case in quite a few years!
Only the Cleveland Dems could be this dumb –to seek the prosecution of a free speech icon. If you can’t beat them, convict them!
The Obamians’ fury at the success of Operation Chaos knows no bounds.
The key fact: Browns fans will “Rally to Rush” even though he is a deeply misguided Steelers’ backer. Rush will be acquitted.