That could be pages of debate here. Suffice it to say, I don't think anyone should go to prison or jail or simple drug possession.
Rush got the same deal that any first time arrested addict gets, drug diversion. I have no problem with the penalty he got. I think it was appropriate.
What I am simply pointing out is that just like many things in life...those who shout the loudest suddenly become quiet when the things that they are shouting about are shown to be their own downfall.
Is Rush the first hypocrite in the world? Hardly. But nevertheless, Rush and his rationalizers are still hypocrites.