Missouri may be the “Show Me” state, but here’s something that really ought to be kept under wraps—a statue of right-wing radio flamethrower Rush Limbaugh in the state Capitol’s Hall of Famous Missourians.
That’s right, state House Speaker Steven Tilley (R) has commissioned a statue of Limbaugh to stand among those of Harry Truman, Walt Disney, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mark Twain and others who, unlike Limbaugh, wouldn’t also qualify for an inclusion in a hall of “Infamous” Missourians. Wouldn’t you love to hear Truman’s take on this?
Progress Missouri has started an online petition to urge Tilley to drop his plans to place Limbaugh alongside the dozens of Missourians who have made a positive impact on the state’s image.
While Tilley wants to honor Limbaugh, advertisers are distancing themselves from him after Limbaugh’s most recent hate-spewing rant aimed at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. Fluke spoke out in favor of contraception coverage. So far 10 major advertisers have dropped their ads in response to Limbaugh’s attack on Fluke.