Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Rush Limbaugh Claims Another Victim

The unrestrained hedonism of "Rush" Limbaugh has claimed yet another victim. It's a proven fact that the simple folk emulate the self-destructive antics of celebrities whose lives are endlessly glamorized by the mainstream media. And so another young and productive Republican falls prey to the Limbaugh drug culture:

Republican media adviser R. Gregory Stevens, who was found dead in the Beverly Hills, Calif., home of actress Carrie Fisher on Feb. 26, died of an overdose of cocaine and the painkiller OxyContin, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

A spokeswoman at the coroner's office read to The Washington Times portions of the report, which was completed Friday.

"Cocaine and OxyContin," the spokeswoman said when asked by phone what was the cause of death. When asked specifically whether there was a drug overdose, she said "yes."

Mr. Stevens, 42, was an associate with the powerhouse Washington lobbying firm Barbour Griffith & Rogers and had traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards.


Mr. Stevens, with strong ties to the Hollywood entertainment community, served as the head of the Bush-Cheney Entertainment Task Force for President Bush's recent inaugural. Barbour Griffith & Rogers, one of the co-founders of which was chairman of the Republican National Committee, held a memorial service for Mr. Stevens earlier this month.

This young man was led astray by the thought that he could abuse hillbilly heroin without legal consequences and only slightly noticeable brain damage, like his broacast hero, Big Pharma. One can only wonder as to which public figure led Stevens to believe he could snort coke without consequences.

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